Energy Efficient Home Design House Plan
Although much has been written on the subject of energy efficient light, heating and other
electrical sources, many home owners are missing out on a crucial aspect of energy efficiency in the modern
world: energy efficient home design.
An energy efficient home design is perhaps one of the most vital ways that
a homeowner can ensure that they are saving money on energy bills each month, because it lays the foundation for
a truly energy efficient household.
There are several ways that homeowners can take advantage of an energy efficient home
design—through remodeling an existing home or by creating a design for a new home. Remodeling is
typically the option that many people prefer, given the expense of building a new home from
When homeowners are looking to remodel a home so that it has a more energy efficient home
design, they should look into having an energy assessment done on their existing house. An energy assessment,
when done by a professional, can let homeowners know exactly what changes they should be making to their home
and which changes are the most crucial—this can be a benefit to homeowners who are hoping to gain more energy
efficiency but don’t necessarily have the budget to completely remodel their home.
Typical remodeling includes projects such as adding more insulation or different kinds of
insulation, which will reduce the amount of heating and cooling necessary in a home, as well as taking
advantage of window placement to allow more daylight into a home.
Energy efficient window placement has two benefits for homeowners seeking efficiency: it
reduces the amount of artificial lighting necessary in a home by taking advantage of the sun’s position and
window placement to ensure that more daylight is accessible in key areas of the home during daylight hours;
it can also reduce heating bills by allowing natural daylight to provide warmth through the windows of the
home in the winter.
Efficient renovations or projects are not strictly limited to remodeled homes. Both existing
homes and new home designs can take advantage of many different energy efficient features, such as energy
efficient water heaters, insulation, solar powered electricity or energy, solar heating and cooling systems,
Energy efficient water heaters are designed to heat the water in your home without being
wasteful by using specially designed pumps and circulators to control the flow of water in your home. These
water heaters are typically solar powered and may or may not circulate water through the home, rather than
simply supply it with a one-way pump.
Solar powered energy and cooling systems allow for the home to be powered using less
artificial or man-made energy, which can reduce the amount of money spent each month on electricity to a
It may take patience and planning for homeowners to turn their home into one that is energy
efficient, or to design a home which takes advantage of energy efficient features. However, the pay –off for
that patience is a home which is run on natural energy and a home which, in the end, costs less to the