As much as the expense of living and high energy bills might seem like all everyone talks about these days, it’s impossible to deny its recent and dramatic effect on everyone’s life, including homeowners and people in the market to move. Many families have felt the strain of the country’s record-high energy prices.
However, the house you pick could have a major factor in your monthly energy bills. Home Builders Federation (HBF) produced a survey showing that new homeowners can expect to save an amazing £2,600 per year on their energy bills.
In addition, the survey highlighted that new-build buyers saved over £500 million on annual energy bills last year. This is because, compared to older homes, these newer ones only release around a third as much carbon, resulting in a reduction of about 500,000 tonnes of carbon emissions annually. Here are a few considerations that suggest a newly constructed home could be the best option for you.
Everything Is New
Everything from the oven to the dishwasher in a brand-new home is brand-new and has been installed specifically for your arrival. It’s safe to assume that everything will function as it should when you move in. In addition, the fixtures and appliances included in your new home are covered for two years by the new house warranty. And they’ll be more energy efficient, so your energy bills will be lower.
A Blank Canvas
You can put your personal stamp on a brand-new house by decorating it any way you like. There is no need to remove stubborn wallpaper or paint over a bold statement because there have been no previous tenants. Put your unique imprint on your new home since you get to decide how it looks. It might not sound like much, but even this can be a saving on your energy bills.
All new homes are made with the way people live today in mind. They were built on purpose to have a lot of space and natural light. Also, new buildings are made with modern family life in mind and give people more options when it comes to home or hybrid working.
Plus, you’ll usually have much easier access to the outdoors, thanks to things like large patio doors, floor-to-ceiling windows, and communities with open green spaces for everyone to enjoy. You can also rest easy knowing that it was all built to the highest standards, since all new buildings must meet certain rules and regulations.
Money Saving On Your Energy Bills
As was said above, HBF recently reported how much money new homeowners can save each year. To explain what this means in more detail, the report goes on to say that newer homes use a lot less energy than older ones. The average new home uses about 100kWh per m2 per year, while older homes use an average of 259kWh per m2.
This means that if you live in a new house or apartment, you can save an average of £2,000. This is because the average annual costs to run these kinds of homes are around £1,500, while the average annual costs to run older homes are around £3,570. When only houses, not flats and bungalows, are compared, these savings go up to £2,600 a year.