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Indianapolis Custom Home Builders: Going Green

Phil Myers - Friday, June 17, 2016

Building an eco-friendly home is about more than just using green materials and energy efficient appliances. It’s about reducing your carbon footprint and Indianapolis custom home builders understand this. If you’re thinking about building a custom home, then going green may be the perfect option for you.


Indianapolis custom home builders all build green homes a little differently. At Phil Myers Custom Homes our green homes include some of the following features:


Lot Location:

If you haven’t already selected your build site, Indianapolis custom home builders, like Phil Myers Custom Homes, can help you find and select a lot that is ideal for solar energy. Solar panels on your roof can be even more efficient if the orientation of your home is in direct sunlight. Before building, your builder can make sure that your lot will be ideal for solar energy.


High-Efficiency Heating/Cooling Systems:

Building green not only helps the environment and reduces your carbon footprint, but it can also help you save money. With high-efficiency heating and cooling systems, you can control the temperature of your home more accurately and efficiently. Over time, high-efficiency heating and cooling systems will reduce the cost of maintaining the temperature of your home.


Second Purpose Materials:

Some Indianapolis custom home builders over order on materials and supplies, which can then be used to build other custom homes. If you’re looking for a way to reduce the production of home building materials, second purpose materials are great. These materials are the same quality as brand new materials, so there is no need to worry about subpar material usage.


Wider Overhangs:

To help your cooling systems run even more efficiently, Indianapolis custom home builders can install wider overhangs on your roof. Building a home with wider overhangs helps block the sun and heat out of the house because they cast wider shadows over the windows.


On Demand Hot Water Tanks:

On demand hot water tanks, also known as tankless hot water heaters, use less water and provide a constant stream of hot water. Because these water heaters don’t use a tank to store hot water, you have as much hot water available as needed, without having to waste any of the water.

Building a custom home that is green isn’t just great for the environment. It’s great for you, too. If you’re interested in building a custom green home or want to learn more, then we’d love to hear about your ideas!


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