At Harris Doyle Homes, we make energy efficiency a priority by building all of our new homes under today’s stringent building codes, including Alabama’s newly adopted Statewide Energy Code.
Harris Doyle has partnered with Alabama Power to develop Smart Neighborhood homes in Auburn, Alabama that are designed to be comfortable, convenient and connected. Smart Neighborhood homes are 50 percent more efficient than typical existing homes, saving energy and potentially leading to cost savings. You can learn more about The Nest at Mimms Trail, an Alabama Power Smart Neighborhood®, here.
Investing in high quality, energy efficient windows can be a very beneficial decision for a home buyer, specifically the type of glass you choose. Low-E Windows have window coatings that keep the heat out during the summer and heat it in during the winter while still providing natural light.
With Low-E windows you’ll see the ROI on your energy bill as they reduce energy loss by as much as 30 to 50 percent.
Radiant Barrier can effectively cut the amount of radiant heat entering your attic. Radiant barrier roof sheathing is reflecting aluminum installed on the bottom side of roof decking to block radiant heat transfer between a heat-radiating surface and a heat absorbing surface.
A Radiant Barrier can reflect up to 80 percent of the sun’s heat from entering your attic in the summer and can reduce temperatures up to 30 degrees.
Tankless water heaters provide hot water only as it is needed, rather than constantly having water in a tank, reducing the amount of energy used. High-efficiency tankless systems are built to use 10 to 50 percent less energy than standard water heaters, and last an average of 20 years.
A smart thermostat allows automatic and programmable temperature settings based on daily schedules, weather conditions and heating and cooling needs. The energy efficient advantage of a smart thermostat is its ability to learn household routines and adjust accordingly.
Harris Doyle Homes is a proud partner of ecobee, the company behind the world’s first wi-fi smart thermostat.