Building A New Home? 2 Tips For Building It In A Way That Will Save You Money Each Month

Posted on: 24 April 2017

If you are building a new home it is the perfect time to consider what you can do to help you save money on your monthly electric bills. There are many ways you can do this, two of which are listed below. You will then see a huge savings and be able to save your money for other things.

Go Solar

Choosing solar energy over getting electricity from your local electric company can save you a lot of money.  You can even go completely solar if you prefer and use no electricity at all. This results in getting no electric bill each month. Of course, you can choose to use some electricity when you run out of solar power, such as if you have a lot of cloudy days. The electricity company in your area will explain to you how they set this up.

If you do use an electricity company, you can sell electricity that you do not use back to them. They will either pay you the cash or you can choose to have this money credited to your account. How much you can make from this depends on where you live.

Contact a solar company like New Hampshire Solar in your area and they can go through the process of installing the solar panels with you to help you understand this better.

Install Double Pane Windows

You have many options when it comes to your windows with one option being the glass you choose. Standard windows have single pane glass but you can choose double pane instead. Double pane windows have two pieces of glass instead of one. There is an air-filled space between each piece of glass to keep the glass separated. Having two window panes instead of one forms a much better barrier against heat and cold getting into or out of your home. These windows also block noise from getting into your home, which is beneficial if you live on a busy street or your neighbor's dog barks all night long.

You may not have to use your air conditioning unit as often or may be able to keep the heater set at a lower temperature. This will result in your unit being used less which will help extend the life of the unit.

Double pane windows will cost more but the amount of money you can save each month will more than pay for them in a short time. To get the most savings, install double pane windows on all window frames in your home.

Consider other ways you can design your home in a way that will save you money, such as making sure there is enough insulation installed.