Energy efficiency is a must for all areas of your home, including your home addition. This helps you lower your energy bills while making sure that your home is comfortable to live in. Here are three ways on how you can prioritize energy efficiency in your home addition.
1. Increase natural lighting. You should focus on your home addition’s natural lighting to lessen the need to use artificial lighting during daytime. One way to do so is to install new windows. Consider skylights or solar tubes as well. With these fixtures, you bring in more natural light and create the illusion of a more spacious home.
2. Keep your space cool. Your heating and cooling system takes up a significant chunk of your home’s yearly energy costs. When building a home addition, consider reducing the space’s comfort requirements by giving it access to natural ventilation. The same windows mentioned above can be opened to let fresh outdoor air in and take stale indoor air out.
3. Never disregard proper insulation. Whether your home addition will be used as a home theater, in-law suite or extra bedroom for your guest, always make sure the space maintains a consistent and comfortable indoor environment by maximizing insulation. Insulate your exterior walls with a product that has an R-value between 13 to 23. Consider designing your home addition with a steady layer of insulation around the entire envelope for an effective seal.
Reliable Remodeling can assist you with nearly every type of home improvement that you may need, including home additions, kitchen and bathroom renovations, and exterior painting. Whether you want your home exteriors or interiors upgraded, you can count on our team to get the job done efficiently and to your satisfaction. Call us now at (205) 988-9194, or fill out our contact form to schedule an appointment. We proudly serve the areas in and around Jefferson and Shelby Counties.