The building industry has set certain requirements for installed products and building materials to make newly built homes more energy efficient. Be sure to choose a home builder San Antonio who is committed to meeting specific building standards and guidelines for energy efficiency. Skilled builders can construct your dream home that can help you save money in the long run.
Custom home builders in San Antonio use materials with high R-value, the measure of a material's heat and cold resistance. An R-valve is determined through laboratory testing where a material between a warm and cool surface. A material's ability to resist the changes in temperature will reveal its R-value. A higher R-value means better insulation.
An air conditioning unit's SEER (seasonal energy efficiency ratio) value will be considered, too. A higher SEER value means better energy efficiency. New homes must have a minimum 14 SEER. If you are concerned about energy costs, consider a highly efficient air conditioning system. Media filters may be added to the A/C system to clean the air.
If you want to have an attic, consider using a radiant barrier instead of spray foam insulation. Radiant barrier is a roof decking that provides a thin laminated layer of aluminum on the bottom side of the roof to prevent up to 97-percent of radiant heat from penetrating. A cool attic means a cooler home, so you do not have to completely rely on your A/C all the time.
Talk to a qualified home builder San Antonio like Jim Boles Custom Homes to discuss the options in energy efficiency solutions. Attention to detail and a hands-on approach allows Jim Boles to create beautiful, energy efficient, and uniquely designed homes. Check out the portfolio of Jim Boles Custom Homes in this website.