A custom home is specifically designed to meet the homeowner’s needs and lifestyle. With energy efficiency becoming increasingly important to households, custom homes provide huge scope for incorporating energy-efficient features – reducing energy costs and environmental impacts alike.

Here are some ideas on how to create an energy-efficient custom home.


Quality insulation is one of the most important aspects of an energy-efficient home. During the construction process, adequately insulating the walls and ceilings will prevent heat loss in colder temperatures. This will help keep the home at an optimal temperature and reduce energy consumption. Additionally, installing double or triple-glazed windows will reduce heat loss further.

Solar Power

A solar panel system is a great way to reduce energy costs and your ongoing environmental impact. Installing solar panels on the roof of your custom home provides a source of renewable energy, reducing reliance on traditional energy sources. In addition, modern battery systems further reduce your reliance on the grid and provide protection from blackouts – potentially making your home completely self-sufficient from a power perspective.

Smart Appliances and Fittings

When designing your custom home, it is important to consider the type of appliances and fittings that will be used. Energy-efficient appliances and fittings like LED lightbulbs can significantly reduce energy consumption and ongoing costs.

In addition, smart home technology is becoming increasingly popular for custom homes. Smart devices, such as thermostats, can be controlled remotely and can be programmed to adjust the temperature of the home when not in use, reducing energy consumption. Smart appliances, such as dishwashers and washing machines, can also reduce energy costs.

Water Conservation

Water conservation is another important aspect of creating an energy-efficient custom home. Installing low-flow showerheads and toilets can reduce water consumption and ongoing costs. Additionally, using recycled water or ‘grey water’ for landscaping and gardening reduces reliance on traditional water sources.

Natural Lighting

Natural lighting can be used to reduce energy costs by reducing the need for artificial lighting. Installing skylights, windows, and glass doors allows natural light to enter the home at all times of the day, reducing energy consumption. Installing blinds or curtains on the windows can also help regulate the amount of light entering the home, as well as assist with heat transfer.

At Jadco Homes, we create custom homes that are energy-efficient and environmentally friendly. We incorporate energy-saving features into all our custom homes and strive to ensure that our customers get the most out of their homes. Contact us today to learn more about our energy-efficient custom homes.

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