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What Energy Efficient Features Are Included in a Smart Home?

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What Energy Efficient Features Are Included in a Smart Home?

While it’s great to talk to your devices and have them turn on your TV and order dinner from the comfort of your recliner, there are many more useful features offered by smart home technology when you work with smart home builders like Cayman Builders. Save money and do your part to save the environment with energy-efficient features included in a custom home built by Cayman in Florida or Georgia. Call today to start the process of planning a custom-built smart home.

What Is an Energy Efficient Smart Home?

An energy efficient smart home is technologically advanced and uses natural resources more efficiently. While a smart home that’s got all the best technological bells and whistles may sound expensive, it’s actually an affordable and cost-effective choice when you rely on the experienced team at Cayman Builders.

An energy efficient smart home can also be a green building, when the latest technology is used to save energy. A green smart home aims to reduce or eliminate any negative impacts on the environment while providing a living space that has better air quality and more efficient use of air, water and other natural resources.

When you’re looking for a smart home with energy efficient features designed to your specifications in Waycross, Georgia or Jacksonville, Florida, look no further than Cayman Builders. They create eco-friendly custom-built smart homes at affordable prices. They can build on your lot or add as much smart home technology to a move-in-ready home as you want.

Are There Heating, Venting and Air Conditioning Features in a Smart Home?

An efficient heating, venting and air conditioning (HVAC) system helps reduce your energy expenditure, saving you money. It also shrinks your carbon footprint, helping you do your part to save the planet. If you’re looking for low monthly energy costs and a healthy living environment, some smart features that make that a reality include:

  • Smart HVAC system. A quality eco-friendly HVAC system uses wireless technology to remove humidity and distribute the temperature evenly throughout your home. Higher Seasonal Energy Efficiency Ratio (SEER) rated systems operate at greater efficiency. Cayman Builders is a SEER certified installer and ensures that your HVAC system receives the highest ratings.
  • Programmable thermostats. You’re able to program your thermostat to regulate daily temperature changes based on a preset schedule. Smart home technology allows you to regulate the temperature in your house remotely too so that you can use your energy even more wisely and efficiently, allowing for maximum comfort as well.

A smart HVAC system can pick up on changes in the weather and personal preferences of people in your home. It increases both comfort and convenience for your family and saves you money over time. The most energy efficient HVAC equipment also improves indoor environmental quality, reduces allergens and provides your family with the healthiest air.

How Do Smart Homes Protect Against Air Leakage?

High energy usage is often triggered by air leakage. If you have air leakage in your home, there may be air getting outside, as well as air and moisture coming into your home from the outside. Features in a smart home that can help protect against leakage include:

  • High-performance windows and glass doors. Inefficient windows and doors trigger increased heating and cooling costs. Cayman Builders only uses windows and doors that meet their high standard of quality.
  • Upgraded insulation. High quality insulation produces a tightly sealed eco-friendly home. Even unique, open floor plan designs stay comfortably regulated because of the upgraded insulation that’s monitored by your technologically advanced thermostats.

A properly insulated home significantly lowers the amount of electricity and gas you use, which lowers your costs in both warm and cold weather. When air isn’t leaking from your home, it’s a lot easier to maintain the temperature you desire inside your home.

What Are ENERGY STAR® Appliances?

ENERGY STAR appliances meet strict energy efficiency standards set by the U.S. Department of Energy or the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency. These products protect the environment by causing fewer dangerous emissions. At the same time, they also save you money on your power bill. Examples of ENERGY STAR products include:

  • Smart thermostats. These thermostats can monitor and adjust the temperature even when you’re not home.
  • Smart appliances. Smart appliances — including dishwashers, air conditioners, refrigerators, washers and dryers — can be set to operate when energy costs are the lowest.
  • Smart lighting. Light bulbs that have earned ENERGY STAR certification use up to 90 percent less electricity than standard bulbs and last at least 15 times longer.

ENERGY STAR products leverage advanced technology. They come with smart grid capabilities that are future-oriented for a less polluting and more reliable electric grid. They open up the possibility of smart devices beyond computers and phones.

Why Choose Cayman Builders for Your Smart Home?

At Cayman Builders, smart homes include eco-friendly appliances and products. The company takes pride in quality craftsmanship of energy-efficient homes. Your custom-built smart home can be built on your lot with no CDD fees. Your home is based on your requested specifications for designing and personalizing preferences, using the utmost in energy efficiency. All smart features not only work well, they also look good and fit seamlessly with your chosen décor.

For quality new homes at affordable prices, get in touch with Cayman Builders. They are fully insured and have a high standard of quality. Contact them today to talk to them about an energy efficient home for you, in the best communities in the South.