What Every Home Buyer Should Know About Energy Efficiency

Having an energy-efficient home is no longer "all the rage." It is becoming a must among new homebuyers looking to take back control of their energy bills while helping conserve the planet's natural resources at the same time.

But, having an energy efficient home means more than simply replacing your old incandescent light bulbs with LED lights. If you're planning on having a home built from scratch and you want it to be energy efficient, then here's what you need to know about energy efficiency from Southland Custom Homes in Atlanta.

Choose a Builder That Offers a Green Building Program

Even though green building is becoming more and more commonplace, not all home builders follow this course. And, as a result, these builders tend to charge excessive prices for energy efficient add-ons and upgrades. Instead, look for a custom home builder with a green building program already in place and being used on every one of their build sites. Do your research and find out exactly what options they offer and which energy efficient features come standard.

Take Your Energy Efficiency Search Deeper

Some builders install LED or CFL lighting and call their homes energy efficient, but true energy efficiency goes far deeper into the build of your home. In truth, the builder should utilize energy efficient materials and building techniques from the foundation up. For instance, at Southland Custom Homes, we build every home using our ZIP® Roof and Wall Framing System. This innovative system is proven to reduce air leakage by up to 82%. In addition, we take initiative to ensure that every part of the home is adequately insulated and efficient, from the flooring to the roof's ventilation system. And, we only use Energy Star certified products and appliances so you can rest assured knowing that every part of your home is working towards helping you save energy and money.

Southland Custom Homes in Atlanta Sets the Bar for Energy Efficient Homes

Southland Custom Homes is one of the premier green builders in Atlanta. We utilize the absolute latest technology in the green building industry so every one of our homes are as energy efficient and eco-responsible as possible. Every home we build comes standard with Low-E glass windows, insulated exterior doors, air infiltration sealing systems, and more.

In addition, we have an in-house design team that will work with you hand-in-hand to help ensure that your home's design meets all of your family's needs and your energy-saving goals.

To learn more about the options available from our Georgia home builders, just visit one of our model showrooms located in Macon (3956 Bloomfield Village Drive, Macon, GA 31206), Dawsonville (837 GA 400 S, Dawsonville, GA 30534), and Marietta (265 N. Cobb PKWY, Marietta, GA 30062). Stop by today to see all that Southland has to offer!

Southland Custom Homes builds in the following locations:

Chattooga County
Crisp County
Dodge County
Emanuel County
Fannin County
Franklin County
Greene County
Habersham County
Hancock County
Harris County
Hart County
Heard County
Johnson County
Laurens County
Madison County
Marion County
Meriwether County
Murray County
Oglethorpe County
Rabun County
Schley County
Stephens County
Sumter County
Talbot County
Tift County
Towns County
Treutlen County
Troup County
Turner County
Union County
Wilcox County