When putting together a truly upscale house, you’ll need to attend to numerous little details, including energy efficiency. After all, just because your home has a high value doesn’t mean the energy bills should be through the roof. Beyond shrinking the monthly bills, most energy efficiency measures carry another advantage. They help make a home greener, or more environmentally friendly. Decreased energy usage translates to lower carbon emissions and less strain on the local grid, which is an attractive feature for many potential homeowners.
One of the easiest yet most effective ways to save energy in your home is to install ceiling and other fans throughout your home to aid the heating, ventilating, and air conditioning (HVAC) system in circulating the air. Another important item to attend to is adding the best attic insulation possible. Treating windows can also prevent costly heat loss, while smart thermostats let homeowners program different temperatures at different times and manage their home’s climate control from the palm of their hand. Quality refrigerator seals make sure your kitchen doesn’t cool the rest of the house, while regular HVAC servicing ensures that the system runs as smoothly as possible.
While this may seem like a lot to manage, the fact is that the cost savings you can realize by making these small changes are substantial, which you can see in this infographic by Ross & Witmer. When you manage your high-end home, be sure to take time out for energy-efficient measures. You’ll be glad you did.