Tips for New Home Construction
The Energy Efficient Home
With the cost of energy rising every year it becomes more and more important to have an energy efficient home. Choosing the right materials and building methods will not only help reduce your monthly heating and cooling bills but will also make your home more comfortable.
Buying a home already constructed limits you on what can be done to make it more "tight" and energy efficient, but when you are building a new home your options for energy efficiency increase, with some methods able to be done only during the beginning of the project.
Since most soon-to-be homeowners don't have the time or the background to make informed decisions concerning the techniques and materials used to make a home more energy efficient Callaway Electric offers members the opportunity to come into the office and go over this information, which can then be passed on to the homeowner's contractor.
A few of the topics that will be discussed are:
- Foundation Insulation
- Basement Wall Insulation
- Air Sealing & Ventilation
- Wall Thickness & Insulation Types
- Types of Doors & Windows
- Heating & Cooling Systems
- Energy Efficient Framing Techniques (California Corners)
- Techniques to Increase and Decrease Passive Solar Gains
Call Member Services to set up an appointment or request a list of the topics via email that can then be discussed over the phone. Callaway Electric is here to help you make informed decisions on one of the biggest investments in your life.