WEST PALM BEACH, Fla. — New home construction and renovations in South Florida are focusing increasingly more on being eco-friendly.
There are simple ways you can make your new home eco-friendly noted veteran West Palm Beach custom home builder Russ Palmieri of PalmCorp Construction.
Perhaps the most popular and well-known element of eco-friendly homes is the attachment of solar panels. Whether they’re on a house’s roof or set up in the garden to collect the sun’s energy, solar panels are fantastic substitutes for using electricity, helping you save money in the long run.
“While there is an initial outlay, the rewards are unlimited and being able to power your home only through solar panels creates a big attraction to your property,” noted Palmieri.
Palmieri has been developing exclusive residential neighborhoods, building custom single-family homes and remodeling including roofing all over Palm Beach County since 1966.
LED lights are becoming the go-to choose for all lighting.
“The main factor is that they use next-to-no energy. It won’t take long before you start saving on energy bills. Using apps and voice-controlled systems to turn your lights on and off is also a useful and more desirable feature in the home,” Palmieri said.
Now more of a standard addition to many homes, double-glazed windows have been at the forefront of economical improvements.
“Seen as the number one way of improving thermal insulation in the home, double glazed windows have become extremely accessible and are now standard inclusions to most homes, triple-glazed is also now an option,” he said.
However, it goes without saying that if your home’s windows do need some updating you should seek a professional to guide you through both the selection and installation.
Palmieri said other options to consider include rainwater collectors and smart temperature controls.
From a small water-butt to an underground system rainwater collector can be incredibly beneficial and the perfect way to step into the eco-friendly process. Smaller water-butts can be the ideal start for replacing your garden tap, using rainwater as a supplement, in turn saving you money on your water bill.
Devices such as smart thermostats are a helpful and a cost-effective way of keeping on top of your power bill. Smart thermostats are controlled from your smartphone or other device. This means you can set a specific temperature and at a specific time when you’re out and about.
Palm Corp. Construction strives to combine traditional skills with the very latest technology to produce thoughtful new homes and remodels that boast the best specifications and standards possible.
For more information contact PalmCorp Construction at (561) 429-4268 or firstname.lastname@example.org. Visit www.palmcorpconstruction.com.
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