Las Cruces, NM (PRWEB) September 18, 2013
With existing home prices rising, this could be the perfect time to build a new custom home. A new home not only allows buyers to put their personal signature on a house but also offers several other benefits as well.
"Newly constructed homes are typically more energy efficient because they often have a tighter-sealed building envelope and include high efficiency HVAC systems and appliances,” says Michael Fraembs, owner of TNM Building & Development, a leading construction company in the Las Cruces area. “In addition, a new home requires fewer repairs and less maintenance.”
A few simple, inexpensive techniques can make building a new custom energy efficient home more affordable. TNM Building & Development specializes in building affordable Energy Star rated homes that deliver a total energy efficiency improvement of up to 30 percent and qualify for tax credits. They offer the following tips to help keep costs down and make a home more energy efficient:
1. Build Smaller
Bigger is not always better. According to the National Association of Home Builders, the average size of new homes has been dropping in recent years. Exceptionally large homes not only cost more to build but also cost more to heat, cool, and maintain. The empty six bedroom mega-mansions sitting on the market seem to indicate that the value of oversized homes depreciates over time. As energy costs continue to rise, smaller energy-efficient homes will likely be in high demand.
2. Use a Qualified, Experienced General Contractor
The expertise of a well-qualified contractor is invaluable and can save home buyers time and money. They can advise clients which add-ons will have a dramatic impact on a home’s price, explain how to combat potential problems with good design, describe how advanced framing techniques save money on lumber, as well as other important money-saving tips. In addition, seasoned professionals have established strategic relationships with quality suppliers and subcontractors to provide clients with competitive building costs – something a homeowner cannot get without years of experience in the business.
3. Make Going Green Affordable
Even though green construction is often associated with added costs, there are strategies for building affordable energy efficient homes. The key is effective and properly installed insulation with reduced thermal bypasses, high-performance low-E windows made for specific climate zones, sealed ducts, and efficient heating and cooling systems, Michael says. Regional programs may also help defray costs. In addition to the federal government’s tax credits for building energy efficient homes, utility providers, such as El Paso Electric, are offering great incentives. Check local power companies for rebate programs and other benefits.
TNM Building & Development provides clients with quality building at an affordable price and has highly trained professionals to help clients design, estimate, and build the custom home of their dreams. For more information about this company, please call (575) 202-4836, check out their website at http://www.tnmbuilding.com.
About TNM Building & Development
TNM Building & Development is a full service, family owned and operated business. Licensed, bonded and insured, they offer design and project management services for residential and commercial construction in Las Cruces, Hatch, and Mesilla. They provide in-house design, development and construction services for new construction, remodeling and renovation projects as well additions. They feel that a high quality and superb client relationship is the heart of their business and is sole factor of a successful company.