5 Benefits of Buying an Energy-Efficient Home at Bentsen Palm
New homes for sale in Mission, TX are built to be energy efficient. That’s a huge deal because on average, a U.S. household spends $5,550/year on energy. Let’s face it though, South Texas requires a lot more energy than that. We all know that air-conditioning isn’t optional in Mission. Bentsen Palm knows exactly the challenges our climate faces and knows just how to make the energy efficient home make sense to you. Here are the 5 benefits our developers know you will gain from their carefully planned energy options.
Peace of Mind
An efficient home offers the promise of more manageable bills and that equates to peace of mind. Nobody wants to be waiting for the random $500 electric bill to drop in a heat of the summer months. And a home buttoned up tight with a great air filtering system means that you are breathing clean air – no need to worry about asthma or allergies. In the spring when the world is in bloom, and pollen falls like a rainstorm, your home is a sanctuary of clean air.
You might not see it, but you can feel it: Energy efficiency improves peace of mind. Breathe easy knowing that great options are available to you as you think through:
- Roofing materials
Smart energy appliances save up to 30% on electricity bills. The newest energy rated refrigerators save $165 compared to a regular model in its lifetime. We have made sure that all of the best Bentsen Palm energy options are available to you when making decisions. Choosing to a home that comes standard installed with energy-efficient halogens, CFLs or LEDs can save you 30-80% on energy bills. Those numbers can often add up to annual savings of more than $100.
It’s So Good for the Environment
It’s a no-brainer: When we use less energy, we save on natural resources and cut down on pollution. 16% of all greenhouse gases produced in the United States come from residential dwellings. That’s a pretty high number. However, the United States uses 56% less energy today than if we didn’t have energy-efficient technologies and policies. That’s enough energy saved per year to power 12 states. By making the home efficiency choice, you directly affect energy savings in a very good way. Additionally, energy efficient buyers, the U.S. would have to produce or import more energy sources like oil, natural gas, and coal. Energy efficiency and your choices help keep more resources on the earth longer.
Higher resale value
Savvy buyers are aware of the benefits of energy-efficient homes. Buyers are often willing to pay more for homes with energy savings in mind. If efficient choices are important to you, then you will know that paying attention to insulation, HVAC systems, roofing materials, windows and solar panels could pay off big. Consumers are becoming increasingly aware of the benefits of buying efficient. Just how much your home will increase in value depends on a number of factors but strong points for resale can be made when you were thoughtful about energy as the decisions were being made.