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What is a Net-Zero Home?

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More and more people are waking up to better run homes. As energy costs soar from unrenewable sources, people are making some smart changes. A net-zero home means it uses zero net energy consumption.

This means that the total amount of energy used by the home on an annual basis is equal to the amount of renewable energy that the home created. They use their own energy and don’t give off any type of pollution once they are built.

Insulation

The homes themselves are also built differently. Built better. They are built and sealed up completely to keep any energy used from escaping and being wasted.

There is proper insulation everywhere, the walls, the roof, the floor. This also applies to windows. Windows are a major cause of lost energy. With double or even triple panes and proper insulation and installation, the energy lost through windows will be cut drastically.

Make Your Own Power

Zero Net houses make their own energy to use. That could be solar power or wind, or a combination of both. It’s also smart to have some type of back-up system in place.

Some may have batteries or another type of fuel, like propane. Geothermal ground pumps are integrated to capture renewable energy and dispel excess heat.

The air quality is high because of advanced filtering systems. They are quieter as they block out a lot of the noise in your neighborhood, like traffic and dogs barking or people shouting.

Clean Living

By using all its own energy, the Net-Zero home produces no pollution and greenhouse gas emissions. There are water-saving appliances and fixtures. These homes are more comfortable, more environmentally sound, and provide a much healthier lifestyle.

Because zero energy homes are built to a higher standard, you will be breathing cleaner air. You will notice a big difference in varying temperatures, as well. The home will be free from allergens and toxins.

Save Money

For as long as you own the home, the total cost of living in a zero energy home is lower than that of any comparable standard home. A zero energy home means you can avoid the rising costs of the local energy system.

For years to come, you will be paying the same price you do in the beginning. That price will be zero or next to zero for all the energy you use.

Homes For Everyone

A net-zero home is ideal for anyone and almost anywhere in the world. If you can harness the sun’s energy, you can have a net-zero home. They can also be styled in any way you like, and most people won’t know it is a zero net home.

These homes are much healthier for you and for the environment. These homes are built to be up to 80% more efficient than standard homes. You save a lot of money over the years.

It’s a natural, healthy, and quieter home. It’s also the way of the future. Many people are moving towards renewable sources for energy and that is a good thing.

A self-sustained home produces more energy than it needs, and safely stores what it has generated. With this net-zero model, you can protect your family’s future with an independent energy source.

Contact Live Smart Construction today for a free consultation. If you have any questions about net-zero homes, please ask us. We understand solar energy and the science of building.

We will evaluate your home and map out a plan that will suit your needs, budget, and energy consumption. Enjoy smart cleaner energy and a net-zero home.