Some Energy Saving Ideas

Our Las Vegas climate is one where living in an energy efficient home is important but it is also important to try and find ways to keep energy costs down. You can save energy and money by trying to change some of your daily habits.

Here are some helpful suggestions:

  1. Do a nightly energy sweep. We’ve all left fans, electronics or appliances on at night while we sleep, but doing so wastes increasingly expensive energy. To save money, do a nightly sweep through the house to make sure all your electric devices are turned off before you go to bed. It may be a pain, but the savings from simply turning everything off can add up quickly.
  2. Make sure to change your filters. Waiting a long time to change your filters makes your system less efficient and costs you more in electricity. Dirt and neglect can even cause damage to your air conditioner (HVAC) unit.
  3. Check your vents. If they’re closed, open them! Closing vents will actually raise your energy costs.
  4. Use your washer and dryer wisely. Wash your clothes in cold water. Make sure you have full loads of laundry before using the washer and dryer.
  5. Consider your light bulbs. Turn off lights you aren’t using and consider changing bulbs out to compact fluorescents for cost savings. 
  6. Be cool. Actually program the programmable thermostat! Find a comfortable temperature for when you are home and when you are not home or asleep. Adjust the temperatures to a higher or lower temperature depending on the season.
  7. Soften those rays. Closing the curtains and lowering the blinds on the sunny side of your house will help keep you cooler on hot days.

Visit any of American West’s new home communities and discover all the energy efficient features that are offered in our homes.

Your New American West Energy Saver Home

With new homeownership comes the security of knowing that everything is brand new and that your personal choices are reflected in your home. Choosing a new American West home also means that you’ve made a sound financial decision.

American West is focused on building energy efficient homes with sustainable materials and features that matter to you and your family. Our energy efficient building materials and building process demonstrate not only a commitment to excellence but also a respect for the environment and an understanding of what our homeowners need in their new home.

Some of the INCLUDED materials and features in a new American West home are:

  • 14 SEER Natural gas & air conditioning unit
  • Vinyl dual-paned low-E3 coated argon gas filled windows & sliding glass doors
  • Energy efficient radiant heat barrier roof sheathing
  • ENERGY STAR© appliances
  • Quick recovery and high efficient natural gas water heater
  • Protective house wrap shields your home against air & moisture infiltration
  • Water-conserving Moen© faucets & showerheads
  • Fully insulated fiberglass front door

The energy efficient features in your new American West home are chosen specifically for the southwestern climate where our homeowners live. As a local builder, we understand the need for energy efficient features that work specifically for our Las Vegas climate.

At American West, every day we choose to build the kind of energy efficient, elegantly designed homes that are the right choice for you and your family. Choices that mean reduced energy bills, greater comfort, and higher quality for our homeowners.

Energy Saver Homes

American West is focused on building energy efficient homes with sustainable materials and features that matter to you and your family, such as comfort, durability, and efficiency. We are proud to offer homes that demonstrate a commitment to excellence and a respect for the environment. The eHome features in every new American West home can only be found in the most technology advanced homes.

By including these eHome features in our homes, American West is committed to not only building you the home of your dreams, but to do so in an environmentally sensitive way. By integrating these features in our homes, we honor our commitment to you, your family and our environment, long after you move in.

Visit any of our sales offices or www.AmericanWestHomes.com for more information.

eHome Flyer - April 2015

 

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