A waterfront home isn’t just like any other home. As the name implies, it faces the water, either from the shoreline or from a higher plateau. Depending on the property, one can enjoy endlessly beautiful views and direct access to the water. If it is a custom waterfront home, the possibilities for uniqueness grow even more. Energy efficiency is one crucial part in how to make a custom home unique. Check out these energy-efficient waterfront home ideas for inspiration!
Alternative Energy Source Systems
If you build a custom waterfront home with Shore-Line Construction in Maryland, you will have opportunities to include different energy-efficient amenities, such as alternative energy systems. On the Maryland waterfront, you will likely have lots of sunshine, the perfect conditions for a solar power system for heating, cooling, and electricity. One can also go with a geothermal system, which takes its heating and cooling energy from deep underground. One can also go the old-fashioned way and install a wood-burning fireplace or stove, which can be a huge help during a power outage.
Energy-Efficient Windows & Doors
Along with sound home insulation, one should also invest in energy-efficient windows and doors. At the waterfront, the weather can be slightly harsher and colder than further inland. Therefore, it could be well worth investing in high-efficiency windows and doors to ensure they truly keep out the outside heat or cold.
A Rainwater Collection System
Want to save on your water bill and reduce the rainwater runoff? A rainwater collection system can help you source water in times of plenty and in times of need. It can help supply your home’s water usage or water for your landscaping. Connect it to a drip irrigation system for your garden, and you’ll save even more water.
Window Treatments or Awnings
Mere sunlight coming into your home can actually cause your air conditioning to work extra in the summer. If you want to save more on your AC bills, it is helpful to have shades, blinds, or curtains to filter the strong sunlight, which adds heat to your home. Alternatively, one could install retractable awnings above windows and doors that receive the most sun.
Interior lighting can make a difference, too. When planning your waterfront home’s electrical fixtures, consider using LED lighting. LED lights do not produce heat, are energy-efficient, and long-lasting. For more energy-efficient waterfront home ideas, contact us at Shore-Line Construction!
BUILD YOUR WATERFRONT DREAM HOME WITH SHORE-LINE CONSTRUCTION!
At Shore-Line Construction, we know that your home is a reflection of you. That’s why we strive to make each home we build as beautiful as the family who will live there. We work with each of our clients to design a home that fits their needs. The end result is a durable, energy-efficient custom home that the family will enjoy for generations to come. Shore-Line Construction has been serving our customers for over 25 years, and we look forward to the opportunity to help you!
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