New Technology in Construction to Help You Save Money Building Your New Home

When building a home from scratch it seems as if there are a million questions and decisions you will have to make. In that frenzy of decision making sometimes choices are made without the normal amount of thought and research. In order to avoid that error: compiled is a list of products that are the future materials and appliances of home building.

Self Tinting Windows 

Self tinting windows are a great way to block the sun’s rays from getting in during the summer time and to lock the heat in throughout the cold winter months. Not to mention these windows pay for themselves by saving you money on heating and cooling costs through the feature of solar reduction. Solar reduction simply combats the sun’s natural rays to help keep your house cooler.

Tesla Motors Powerwall

Another way to improve the efficiency of your home is with the soon-to-hit-the-market Powerwall. This massive battery rests on the wall of your home and charges using solar power, but it also integrates with the grid in a ‘smart’ way- by minimizing the amount of traditional electricity you use. This device is capable of storing up to 10 kilowatts (about a third of what an average household uses per day). The Powerwall will also pay for itself over time by saving you money on your electric bill.

Insulation Grown From Fungi 

A US biotechnology startup has developed a system for using agricultural by-products with fungal mycelium to grow high performance insulation. This is cost effective product that protects the temperature of the house just as well, if not better, than many of it’s competitors. Creating one of the few scenarios where the environmentally better option is also the cost effective option.

There are a myriad of new technologies on the market to help your new home be more efficient, be sure to check them out when starting a new construction project on the lake!

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