Pinnacle Homes shares 3 ways to save with energy efficient features for your home.

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Energy efficiency is one of the most overlooked aspects of home ownership. This is especially true when you’re considering buying a home. Whether it’s brand new or new-to-you, energy efficiency requires a whole-house approach to ensure you’re making the most of the energy usage in and around your home. Plus, there are ways you can benefit from a financial perspective – through tax credits, rebates and other forms of financing outlined by the U.S. Department of Energy.

The easiest way to ensure your house is energy efficient is to look at new homes, built with the best energy efficient materials. Homes that integrate energy-efficient materials throughout – from the ground up to the roof – provide much more benefit than one-off attempts like new appliances or LED lightbulbs. Many of today’s quality homes are designed to maximize your family’s use of energy from construction through completion.

Here are three easy ways your home can be more energy efficient to save you money in the long run.

Windows

The Department of Energy estimates that heat gain and heat loss through windows is responsible for up to 30% of residential heating and cooling costs. If you own an older home, your windows can be updated or replaced to save money on energy costs. In a new home, these cost-saving windows are installed from the start, meaning you’ll benefit from the day you move in. At Pinnacle Homes, we install Andersen Windows in all our homes. These windows are designed and tested to withstand extreme weather and save our homeowners money on energy bills.

Furnace & Air Conditioners

Replacing old furnaces or air conditioners is not only great for the environment, but you’ll notice that your home is more comfortable, too. A furnace made in the 1970s is only about 65% efficient, and replacing an old air conditioner can save you between 20 and 40% on your home cooling costs. With a new home from Pinnacle Homes, you’ll find Lennox furnaces and air conditioners, all of which are 95% efficient.

Energy Efficient Construction

One of the biggest ways to improve the function of your home is in the construction. It’s impossible to build an airtight home to prevent air leaks, but at Pinnacle Homes, we rely on D.R. Nelson Energy Seal to ensure our homes are built as efficiently as possible. The process involves strategically applying sealants twice during the building process: once after framing and the second after insulation and drywall. These two layers of sealant result in lower energy bills, fewer drafts, cleaner air and a quieter home.

In addition to building beautiful, energy efficient homes, Pinnacle Homes ensures homeowners have the peace of mind for years to come through our industry leading home warranty. We provide 6-year Home Builder’s Limited Construction Defect coverage and a 15-year Transferable Structural Limited Warranty, so your home is more than just energy efficient – it’s structurally sound.

About Pinnacle Homes

If this sounds like the perfect home solution for you, contact Pinnacle Homes today to learn more about all our available homes where you want to live. With over 35 homes available for immediate delivery, you can live in the perfect location for your lifestyle. And you can move in this year! You can view our available homes on our website, or contact us at (248) 836-4525 or via email at salesmichigan@mihomes.com. We look forward to helping you find your next home today!

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