Why Would You Want an Energy-Efficient Home?
You’ll see the differences every day in your new energy-efficient home by Goodwyn Building.
- Reduced energy bills
- Healthier indoor air
- Increased value
- Reduced reliance on natural resources
- Lower greenhouse gas output
The energy-efficient home offered by Goodwyn Building compliments signature touches like raised ceilings and arched openings. The energy-efficient features like these and more add even more value
- 1 Goodwyn Building has a set of standards to ensure that your home is the most energy-efficient and high-performance home around. This includes the utilization of matched HVAC Equipment, 14 SEER Electric Air-to-Air Heat Pump, R-4.2 ductwork located in conditioned space, 6” open-cell sprayed foam roof deck insulation, 3.5” open-cell sprayed foam exterior walls, slab floor, double pane Low-E vinyl windows, and metal poly-core french and solid-core doors. Our homes are substantially more energy-efficient than homes built to the minimum code requirements.
- 2 Spray Foam Insulation is better than any other type of insulation at reducing air leakage. Spray foam can fully insulate a home or building, as well as seal it from air and moisture infiltration, resulting in a more efficient structure with lower energy bills. Spray foam can also strengthen the walls and roof of a home or building, as well as protect it from airborne particulates and mold.
- 3 Heat Pump Hot Water Heater for an endless supply of heated water at lower cost saving approximately $25/month. These water heaters are more expensive on the front end but result in much lower bills.
- 4Ductwork and most plumbing are entirely inside the thermal envelope to eliminate exposure to unconditioned air.
- 5 ENERGY STAR Appliances and Fans can save up to $80 a year in energy costs compared to standard appliances. Providing improved quality and durability, ENERGY STAR appliances can result in fewer mechanical problems, longer equipment life, and in many cases extended warranties. Also, ENERGY STAR appliances often include features that decrease operating noise, while others include technologies that reduce water use.
- 6 Efergy E2 Power Monitor makes it easy to track your energy consumption. This monitor is installed in all Goodwyn Building homes for the homebuyer to view their real-time energy consumption (cost, CO2, and kWh). While this monitor can help homebuyers keep a handle on their consumption, it can also help you anticipate your heating and cooling costs.
- 7 Low Emissivity Glass Windows can reduce the home energy usage by 30-50% a year because Low-e glass works to allow the sunlight to pass through the window will stopping some of ultraviolent and infrared rays from passing through. What this means is that Low-e glass will reduce the amount of glare that comes through windows, reduce the amount of damage ultraviolet and infrared ray can do to items like furniture, decor, and antiques inside the home. Low-e glass is as double paned and made with stronger seals and framing for so while the cost might be around 15% up front, they easily pay for themselves in the long run.
An energy-efficient home provides peace of mind that comes from owning a new home with increased savings and a more positive impact on the environment and your family’s health. Goodwyn Building makes spray foam insulation in the homes a standard, something that most builders only offer as an expensive upgrade. We can build your dream home that is perfect for your budget and your lifestyle.