Your New Home Shouldn’t Just Be a Pretty Face

July 22nd, 2019

 

When you’re searching for a new home, sometimes it’s love at first sight. The bright windows, the soaring ceilings and the walk-in closets can set your heart aflutter. But, you should also consider the less romantic features of your home, like its energy efficiency offerings or the materials used in construction. We’ve curated a list of characteristics that might not make you swoon, but could influence your decision to purchase.

Tankless water heaters – No more waiting for the water to heat up, this little space saving benefit will not only save you money, but also give you hot water in an instant.
Energy Star® appliances – Many people fall in love with the look of stainless steel appliances. While we agree this is a sharp design look, it’s even more important they save energy. Look for homes that include appliances with Energy Star saving designation.
Insulation everywhere – Even in our temperate Southern California climate, our exterior walls and ceilings need to be insulated. This not only keeps us more comfortable in the winter when our furnaces are running, it also keeps our cool air inside where it belongs when we run the A/C.
Water, water everywhere – With the costs of water utilities rising and California’s on and off drought status, water efficient toilets and faucets are a must. You’ll save water, which in turn will save you money.
Low-E glass windows – Insulated, highly efficient windows can save the day when it comes to keeping your house cool. Make sure windows are dual glazed and contain low emissivity glass.

Go ahead and fall in love with everything you see on your model tour, but also dive a little deeper into the fine print to make sure your potential new home offers features that will save you money in the long run. Visit the Brandywine Homes website to see all our communities and then click on each one’s Features page to see what hidden gems our homes include.

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