Friday February 20, 2015
In addition to building luxury homes in Richmond’s most sought-after communities, we pride ourselves on also building some of Richmond’s most energy-efficient homes. From high-efficiency HVAC products to radiant barrier roof sheathing, we incorporate top-quality products designed to reduce energy costs for our homeowners.
One of the primary ways we work to ensure homeowner’s energy costs are reduced is by installing correctly sized HVAC systems. Correctly sized units can have a big impact on how much energy is used and how efficient the system is, which both play a role in providing homeowner’s with the ultimate in comfort and cost savings.
Undersized units have to work harder than necessary and they still may not provide proper comfort, while oversized units may use more power than what is necessary to heat and cool a home. According to the American Society of Heating, Refrigerating and Air-Conditioning Engineers (ASHRAE), instead of using general rule-of-thumb sizing which relies solely on square footage; experts should instead measure the heat loss/heat gain in a home. It is also becoming increasingly common for large homes to have multiple HVAC systems to handle the load of heating and cooling, which also allows homeowners to have more control over individual floors or sections of their home.
ASHRAE recommends only using trained and qualified contractors to determine the size unit needed on a residential home. With Boone Homes, you can rest assured that your home’s HVAC unit has been selected by a trained professional to ensure maximum output and efficiency.
In addition to using highly rated, efficient HVAC units, we incorporate other products that help to reduce the costs of heating and cooling your home. These include LP® TechShield® original radiant barrier sheathing, which helps to block radiant heat from entering the attic, and low-E windows.
At Boone Homes, we’re committed to offering quality-built homes with energy efficient features. Our energy efficient packages can help to reduce heating and cooling bills by up to 30 percent while also minimizing the home’s impact on the environment. For more information on our energy efficient homes in Richmond, visit the Boone Homes website.