Are Solar Panels Worth It?

Posted by Bob Wiedenmann

Harnessing solar power is an integral part of advancing renewable, clean energy that you can be part of on an individual level by investing in solar panels for home use.

Before using solar panels for your home in Connecticut, however, you must first determine whether the long-term benefits of lowering your energy bills and increasing your home’s resale value are worth the hefty upfront investment for the equipment and installation.

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Tags: Energy Savings

What Makes a New Home More Efficient?

Posted by Bob Wiedenmann

If you find that your current Connecticut home no longer meets your needs, you have a number of options: You can buy an existing home that better meets your needs; you can remodel your existing home, or you can build a new home. Here’s a free eBook that takes a quick look at the pluses and minuses of each option.  One thing you won’t want to overlook is the efficiency that a new home offers. But, what makes a new home more efficient?

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Tags: Home Building Cost, Building a Custom Home, Buying a New Home, Energy Savings

Energy Efficiency in Your CT Home: The Good News and the Better News

Posted by Bob Wiedenmann

It’s hard to find a homeowner these days who isn’t concerned about energy efficiency. That’s not surprising when you consider that after your mortgage, money spent on energy for your home is probably your biggest monthly expense. On average, American homeowners spend nearly $2,000 a year on energy bills. About half of that pays just for heating and cooling.

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Tags: Design Trends, Green Remodeling, Building a Custom Home, Energy Savings

Building a Great Energy-efficient Home in CT Begins with Great Planning

Posted by Bob Wiedenmann

If you’re thinking about building a new home in The Wallingford, CT area, you probably want a home that’s energy efficient. “Green” homes have gone from being a novelty to being pretty much mainstream. The benefits are fairly obvious: Less impact on the environment, lower utility bills, and improved comfort for homeowners. Seems like a slam-dunk, right? But how do you actually get a home that delivers those benefits. 

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Tags: Building a Custom Home, Communities in Connecticut, Energy Savings

Energy-Efficient Home Design for Central Connecticut Homes

Posted by Bob Wiedenmann

People have been talking about energy-efficient “green” homes for quite a few years now. But there’s more to creating a home that’s energy-efficient than simply swapping out a few incandescent lightbulbs and adding extra insulation. 

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Tags: Building a Custom Home, Energy Savings

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