When it comes to energy saving features for a new home, what is worth it? A local home builder says there are four green features that will absolutely pay off.
And you can see them, up close, in a brand new Pepperdign model home featured in the Utah Valley Parade of Homes. Builder Trent Maddox joins us with more detail on what to look for.
8 Panel Solar Array: Solar Energy is a term most people are familiar with. Put simply, it is absorbing the energy put out by the sun and converting it into energy we use on a daily basis. Capturing energy from our most abundant source is becoming more and more important to us every day. Depending on the size of the home, how the home is constructed, and homeowner usage patterns, this type of solar system can decrease your electricity usage by up to 40%.
Geo Thermal HVAC system: The temperature of the earth below the frost line remains relatively constant all year round. This steady temperature allows the earth to be used as a heat source in the winter and to cool your home in the summer. Geothermal heat pumps use this characteristic to heat and air condition homes by moving heat out of the earth and into the buildings in the winter, and by moving heat out of buildings into the earth in the summer. Geo Thermal can save you as much as an 85% savings over your current HVAC (Heating, Ventilating and Air Conditioning) system.
CFL (Compact Florescent Lighting): We put CFLs in all of our homes. Each CFL uses 13 watts which is a 78 – 87% savings over your traditional lights (incandescent lights). In practical terms each CFL will last 5 years and save you $50 over five years time. When you multiply that number by all the lights in your home, you can save a lot of money.
Foam Spray: Pepperdign Homes sprays the walls with a 1″ foam spray before adding the insulation which seals the home, creating less air infiltration, better insulation, and a quieter home.
Radiant Barrier in the Roof: Reflects 97% of the sun’s heat from the attic reducing cooling costs by 20%
Low E windows with Argon Gas: This reduces energy consumption by as much as 10%
Visit the Utah Valley Parade of Homes, and see the Pepperdign
energy-saving model home, located at:
841 W. 675 South, Mapleton
Utah Valley Parade of Homes
Pepperdign Homes offers full custom homes that you can design from scratch or begin with one of our plans. When you are done with our design architect, your home will be unique to you – but at a price similar to the production homes.
In addition to offering amazing green features, granite comes standard in every Pepperdign Home.
Our homes in Springville and Mapleton also come with a $3,000 furniture allowance that can be used with our designing partner DesignIt Interiors. DesignIt Interiors is the best home design and home furnishings choice for everyone. Their award-winning designers get to know you, help you discover and display your taste, your style, and make your home a true reflection of yourself and your family. Customized furniture and design options are available for every budget. DesignIt Interiors offers choices from free in-showroom design appointments to in-home design, so every detail is perfect. Schedule an appointment at 801-489-5898.
Because of its success, we are continuing our offer from May: Sign a contract to build a home with Pepperdign Homes in June and get a FREE 4 Panel Solar Array valued at $6 – $8,000.
· Website www.pepperdignhomes.com
· Sales Agent Contact Info: Jen Yeo: 801-427-0644, Trent Maddox 801-509-6191
· Financing Provided by Security National Mortgage Co: 801-748-4875 www.SNMC360.com