Energy Efficiency Tips with Big Savings

Heating and cooling accounts for a large percentage of the energy use in a typical home. Whether you are living in one of our brand new homes or renting an older home, we have gathered some ways to get started saving money. Set your thermostat to 68 degrees. Your heating system will operate less and use less energy. Studies show that you can save as much as 10 percent a year on heating and cooling by simply adjusting your thermostat by 7 to 10 degrees for 8 hours a day from its normal setting. Even better, invest in a programmable thermostat. According to ENERGY STAR; proper use of a programmable thermostat can save you significantly and make the adjustments much easier! Set your water h

Why a New Home is Better

A new home today in Des Moines built by a quality home builder has better components, materials and construction practices. New homes require less maintenance, are safer, healthier and more environmentally friendly. When you build a new home, you pick the floor plan and finishes that you want. You get to choose the community, neighborhood and home site that appeal to you and your lifestyle. Sometimes it’s the little things like setting up your electronics and media the way you want to enjoy them or just reduce your energy bills with a more efficient heating and cooling system. Better Built New homes benefit from continued advances in construction materials and practices. Structural hange

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