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Five Energy-Efficient Features To Have In Your Home

What you don’t see your new home is as important – and sometimes more important – than what you can see. This behind-the-scenes action includes built-in energy efficiencies that help your comfort level, your pocket book and the environment.

Here are few items to look for when you’re searching for the perfect home for you and your family:

Tankless Water Heaters – Instead of a traditional water tank where you are required to store 40 to 50 gallons of heated water at a time, a tankless water heater provides instant hot water when you turn on the tap utilizing a lot less energy.

Energy Star® Appliances – Appliances that have been deemed Energy Star have been certified by the U.S. Department of Energy. Normally, household appliances account for 20% of a home’s total electric bill. Installing Energy Star Appliances will reduce that share.

Low VOC Interior Paint – Paints that claim to contain no VOCs – volatile organic compounds – are a friendlier color option for your interior walls and ceilings.

Dual Glazed Windows with Low-E Glass – Energy efficient windows are an integral part of energy efficient home. Low emissivity or low-E means the glass has a special coating to improve thermal performance and cut down on glare. Dual glazed means there are two sheets of glass with a small, sealed air gap, also improving efficiencies.

Water Efficient Faucets – In California, especially, we are continuously looking for ways to conserve our very precious water resources. Water efficient faucets will help mitigate your usage which will, in turn, lower your water bill.

Brandywine prides itself in building not only beautiful homes, but also homes that are friendly to our planet. To see all the energy efficient features we pack into our houses, visit each community’s “Features” pages on our website.