Colorado Springs Custom Home Builders – Energy Efficient Homes
Goetzmann Custom Homes, premier Colorado Springs custom home builder, is pleased to offer only the most energy-efficient homes possible. Our energy-efficient homes bring incredible value to all our homeowners through savings on utility bills, increased comfort, and improved health. All our homes are engineered from calculating the heat loss and designing the most efficient way to build your heating and cooling system.
Some of these features include:
According to the U.S. Department of Energy, leaky and inefficient windows, skylights and doors account for up to 25% of the average household’s energy bills. Some sources estimate as high as 40%.
What’s an energy-efficient window? Our windows will have:
- Double-pane insulated glass
- Heat-resistant (Low-E) glass coating
- Airtight frames
Milgard Windows are guaranteed against defects in material and workmanship for as long as you reside in your home including materials and labor!
Goetzmann Custom Homes, premier Colorado Springs custom home builder is committed to employing the latest and best technologies to bring you the most comfortable and energy-efficient home in Colorado Springs.
Solid efficiency and economy in a reliable, quiet gas furnace. The Comfort 92 Gas Furnace warms your home for less. With up to a 92% AFUE, this high-efficiency heater comes with a limited lifetime heat exchanger warranty. AFUE (Annual Fuel Utilization Efficiency) is the standard measurement of efficiency for gas and oil-fired furnaces. Given in percentages, this number tells you how much of your fuel is used to heat your home and how much fuel is wasted. The higher the AFUE rating, the greater the efficiency. One of the best ways to protect the environment is to purchase energy-efficient products that require fewer energy resources to operate. Plus, not only will you make a difference to the environment, you’ll save on operating costs.
Polar Blanket Insulation
Fiberglass Blown-in Insulation Systems (also known as the Polar Blanket) is the latest green building technique used by Goetzmann Homes. This system improves a home’s efficiency by filling the wall cavity completely, including the areas around pipes, cables and outlets. Polar Blanket gets into all the voids where traditional insulation can’t protect, creating a “blanket” of insulation and making a more energy-efficient home. The Polar Blanket decreases air going through the wall cavity as it is applied as a dense pack application. The R-Value of polar Blanket is 23 in a 2×6 wall, 15 in a 2×4 wall, and significantly helps reduce monthly utility costs by reducing air infiltration through the cavity walls.
With Direct Vent fireplaces, 100% of combustion exhaust and fumes are removed from your home. These sealed fireplaces provide optimal heat, conserve energy and ensure clean, safe indoor air quality. The IntelliFire™ Ignition System (IPI) is an advanced intermittent pilot ignition system. IPI constantly monitors ignition, ensures safe functioning and conserves up to $10/month in energy costs.
Other Colorado Springs custom home builders may try to scrimp on lower cost and less energy-efficient appliances, but not Goetzmann Custom Homes. We only use the best performing, energy-efficient GE appliances available today.
Water is perhaps the most valuable natural resource considered in sustainable design. Water-efficient faucets can help you conserve water by providing a lower flow rate. Most of the lower-flow faucets by Delta® deliver water at 1.5 gpm, which can help to save one 12 oz. bottle of water every 8 seconds.