When in the hustle and bustle of building your first home with the help of custom home builders West Vancouver, it can be easy to forget about or overlook the importance of green and eco-friendly, energy-saving options. We are here to remind you that there are plenty of energy-saving and bill-lowering options that could be the perfect fit for you and your family’s lifestyle.
Motorized blinds are a safe and cordless option for homes with kids and pets. They can lower your energy use by being scheduled to lower and rise during the warmest and coldest parts of the day, ensuring you use less of your HVAC system when you’re not at home. Lowered during the hottest parts of the summer day to keep the heat out and minimize the need for the air conditioner, and scheduled to lower during those cold winter evenings, just before you get home.
Rainwater Collection System
This is a fantastic way to recycle rainwater and use it for using the hose, watering plants or toilet flushing. This will save you a large amount of tap water and make sure that the rain cycle is completed, being especially money-saving and planet-friendly for areas that receive a lot of rainfall throughout the year. It reduces your water bills, can be used for all non-drinking purposes, improves the health and growth of plants as it is not full of chemicals used to treat human drinking water from the tap, and reduces erosion.
Smart Appliances & Electronics
Smart appliances, electronics and fixtures work on the basis of use. If they are not being used after a certain amount of time, they shut off, helping to lower your energy bills and extend the appliance’s battery life. You can also use an energy power strip that will do that work for you if your appliances aren’t designed in that way. When not in use, these power strips turn off devices that aren’t being used.
If you are about to embark on a home building journey, our talented, skilled and professional team of custom home builders West Vancouver are at the ready. We can’t wait to meet you and discuss how we can make your vision come true while being kind to our planet.