At the start of the home buying process, many buyers are faced with a tough decision – to buy resale or to buy new. When weighing expenses, it might seem like buying an older home would be less costly. However, this is not always the case. Older homes have shown to yield higher power and energy costs than their newer counterparts, increasing your annual expenditures significantly.
Along with lower overall energy costs, new homes offer ways for your home to go green and save even more. At Keystone Custom Homes, we offer the option to transform your new abode into an Energy/Plus home. These homes are energy efficient, eco-friendly and high quality – saving you energy and money simultaneously.
By choosing to make your home an Energy/Plus home, savings will stem from a number of areas. Programmable thermostats can be set to your family’s schedule to reduce consumption when no one is at home. By cutting back at least 10 degrees for eight hours you can save around 10 percent per year, which adds up over time. Custom HVAC systems lower indoor cooling costs, and standard water heaters set at 90 percent efficiency provide plenty of hot water for a lower cost.
When choosing what type of new home to buy in Lancaster, PA, it is important to look at the big picture. While buying a resale home might save you money in the short run, the power and energy costs incurred will make up for it in the long run. By purchasing a new home, you are not only buying a home that is uniquely your own, you are making an investment that will pay itself back in savings for years to come.
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