Energy efficient houses are on the rise in Phoenix, Arizona. More than ever, buyers are demanding that their homes be green and not contribute to the deterioration of the planet. Builders have responded promptly, making sure to equip homes with eco-friendly features, and to build with sustainability in mind.

Phoenix real estate has been quick to adapt to the environmentally friendly preferences. New partnerships are established routinely, and products continue to emerge that can help reduce a home’s energy use.

Energy efficient homes in Phoenix are not all specifically designed to support energy efficiency. New homes are designed accordingly, of course, and this makes a much more robust contribution. But there are changes and upgrades that builders and homeowners are making to older homes to accommodate the eco-friendly movement.

When you are evaluating a home purchase, take the planning process seriously. Ask your realtor if the home uses a renewable energy system, or if its framework is compatible with one. Water heating, electricity, space heating and cooling all make a difference in the efficiency of a home. It is a good idea to run an initial energy audit and see where the home is using the most energy. Sometimes, eco fixes are as simple as replacing windows! Air escapes quickly from old, thin windows. New, durable glass panes can help keep air in the house at the desired temperature, reducing your cooling or heating system’s workload.

Other systems of which to be mindful:

  • Appliances
  • Home electronics
  • Insulation and air sealing
  • Lighting and daylighting
  • Space heating and cooling
  • Water heating
  • Doors
  • Skylights

The initial audit and investments in upgrades can be costly. But over time, both save homeowners significant amounts of time and money. To learn more about AZ energy efficient homes, especially in the greater Phoenix area, get in touch with Jeff Barchi!