Here in Florida, we enjoy sunshine year round. It’s wonderful to take a pleasant evening stroll or lounge away an afternoon at the beach even in December.
Though, the sunshine can have the result of running your air conditioning and running up your electric bill. To save money on your monthly utilities, it’s important for your Florida home to have energy efficiency built-in. The Florida Building Code instituted efficiency updates as recently as summer of 2015, which means new homes built in Florida today are often more efficient than those built even a year ago.
According to a study completed earlier this year by the National Association of Home Builders (NAHB), newer homes (built since 2008) cost about $1.04 per square foot for annual utilities, and can save you more than $1,000 a year in utility costs when compared to an older home.
You may be wondering about the products which make new homes more efficient, and what else you can do to lower your monthly energy bill. Here at Highland Homes, we include energy-efficient and money-saving products in every new home that we build:
In addition to these included products, we offer upgrade options you can choose to further increase your home’s efficiency. One of the most effective and popular is Radiant Barrier.
A huge benefit of building your new home in Florida is the energy-efficiency and utility savings, compared to older homes. When you build with Highland Homes, not only may you select efficiency upgrades to further improve your home’s performance, you may also choose from hundreds of available options to personalize your new home to your unique style and needs. From included and no additional cost to luxurious upgrades, a multitude of selections are available for every room, and in every price point, so your new home is designed by you, built for you, and ready for you to start making memories in the day you move in.
To learn more about building your new home in Tampa, Orlando, Central Florida, Ocala or Manatee County, visit www.highlandhomes.org or contact our Florida new home specialists at 863-797-4999.
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