How to Upgrade to an Energy Efficient Home in Los Angeles

How to Upgrade to an Energy Efficient Home in Los Angeles

Want to upgrade to an energy-efficient home in the Los Angeles suburbs? California successfully provides energy efficiency programs since the 1970s, and there’s no slowing down now. While the rest of the United States has increased its energy usage by 33 percent, California has kept its usage flat. This proves that our efforts are being effective.
If you decide to upgrade to a new, energy-efficient luxury home in Los Angeles, Gozen Construction can help you. We are a trustworthy premier residential contractor that has been in business for more than 5 years. Here are some of the ways we can help you reach your energy efficiency goals.
Consider Solar Panels 
California is the first state to mandate solar panels for new homes. This shows that solar power one day will be the future. Ideally, the best time to install solar panels is when you got a brand new roof installed. This way, you can guarantee better efficiency and a long-lasting system.
Though we don’t manage the solar panels ourselves, we can help you with choosing a solid, long-lasting roof that works hand in hand with the panels and keeps cold and hot air out. Some popular options for California homes include metal and architectural shingles-made roofs.
Install Energy Efficient Lighting 
If you’re looking for efficiency, we highly recommend LED lighting. LED lights are more efficient than CFLs, contain no mercury, and last for many years. They can also meet a variety of lighting needs from bright white to soft yellow. Gozen Construction helps to find the appropriate LEDs for your needs and place them strategically. We also utilize natural light for free.
Choose the Right Windows and Doors 
It’s very common to replace windows and doors during a home renovation. Builder-grade windows tend to be cheap and made from low-grade materials. But during a remodeling project, you can pick better quality windows that are durable and longevous. Gozen  Construction will select for you the best heat loss and gain control doors and windows.
Improve Your Insulation 
Before planning an extensive home remodel consider the quality and condition of the insulation first. Improved insulation is the key to saving money and improving efficiency throughout your entire home. It’s very common for houses to have leaks in their attic that let outdoor temps slip in easily. Fortunately, this is fixable! You can solve this problem by bumping up the R-value of your insulation and increasing the amount of insulation you have in the attic.
Upgrade Your Appliances and HVAC System 
Be sure to make the right decisions before replacing appliances in your newly renovated kitchen.
Don’t give the preference just to the best-looking or technologically advanced appliances which break your budget. There is a great variety of energy-efficient appliances that look great and will save your money as well.
Also, pay attention to your HVAC system. There are some new technologies that are worth considering, such as hydronic heating and cooling systems. Also, planting trees around your house provides natural protection from the sun. Just be sure you are planting the trees to the right distance.
Gozen Construction is one of the top trusted residential home renovation companies in Los Angeles. Contact us today and let’s plan together how to make your home upgrades more energy efficient.