Home renovations are a perfect time to evaluate your home’s energy efficiency and to make improvements as part of your new design. Such features are great for the environment and also help reduce your home ownership expenses. Here are a few energy efficient features to include in your Florida home renovation.
Wi-fi Enabled Programmable Thermostats
How much energy are you wasting from forgetting to turn up or down your air conditioning? With programmable thermostats, you can set a schedule based on when you are home, away, or asleep. Additionally, many are now Wi-fi enabled, allowing you to access the settings from a mobile app. This is one of many hi-tech energy efficient features that you can include in your home.
Some people think that insulation is only important in colder climates, but that’s simply not the case. Insulation creates a barrier between inside and outside temperatures. In the hot Florida climate, you’ll want to keep the heat out and cool temperatures within. Adding insulation will help you do so and keep cooling costs low.
Solar Powered Garden & Pathway Lights
Garden and pathway lights create a welcoming feel and are great for safety as well. Rather than using electricity to power your exterior lighting, consider solar powered garden and pathway lights. These are also less expensive to install as they avoid the need for electrical wiring.
Programmable Window Blinds
Windows are another source of heat/cold transfer. Window blinds can act as an insulating layer, so they’re a great energy efficient feature. Programmable window blinds are the latest innovation. They allow you to schedule when blinds should go up or down. You can even use sunrises and sunsets as prompts!
Water Control Shower Heads
Our list of energy efficient features to include in your Florida home renovation wouldn’t be complete without a mention of water preservation. Water control shower heads are one possible improvement to your home. They reduce the amount of water used while still giving the appearance and feel of the same amount of water pressure.
More on Energy Efficient Features to Include in Your Florida Home Renovation
The above are just a few energy efficient improvements that you can make to your Florida home. There are many other things that you can do, depending on the scale and scope of your project. At Brentwood Construction, we specialize in Green Building. Schedule a consultation for more tips on how you can renovate green.