More and more people are interested in building a new home rather than buying a fixer-upper that could take years and thousands upon thousands of additional costs to complete. When you build new, you’ll have the luxury of a comfortable living space that will SAVE you thousands of dollars through the years by reducing the waste of energy.Below are 5 Reasons to Build a New Home
New Heating and Cooling System
When you build a new home you’ll get “top of the line” Heating and Cooling equipment to make sure you can keep your house comfortable while these ENERGY STAR rated products use and waste far less energy. These new HVAC systems can sometimes pay for themselves within the first few years.
Once again, look for that ENERGY STAR appliances such as a refrigerator, stove, microwave, dishwasher, lighting fixtures, fans, etc. These new appliances use less energy and will last A LOT longer than your old stuff. If you find the right home building company, they will include appliances within their overall bid so you’ll be able to see the savings.
Windows are one of the major problem areas when it comes to wasting energy. Older windows will send your dollars “flying out the window” since they are not usually “air tight” like new windows would be. ENERGY STAR windows can also allow less sunlight to shine through on the hot summer days, while keeping your warm air inside during the cold winter days.
Properly Sealed Air Ducts
Air Ducts are where you’ll lose the most money. 15-20% of air is lost through cracked and leaking air duct systems. These crack and leaks can also bring unwelcome moisture and dust within your home. With a newly built home and a newly built air duct system you will save a significant amount of money through the years. We are all looking to lessen our carbon footprints in this world of high energy costs anyways, so why not build new and start living Green.
With building a new home comes newly installed insulation. Insulation can slide and become less effective through the years. With new insulation installed and installed properly, you’ll be able to control the climate of your home and save A LOT of money with no problem at all.
The more economical choice really would be to build a new home rather than buying and fixing up an older home. You’ll be able to save energy and save money by building a brand new energy efficient home. When looking for your dream home, why not build new, customize it just the way you want it, and enjoy a climate controlled environment that will allow your dollars to start working for you.. instead of always working against you. With all the “fixer-upper” projects your could potentially run into if you buy an older house, it’s worth the extra up front money to just build a brand new home.