As I move forward in my homebuilding journey, I know that there are a lot of techniques I can use to build my eco-friendly home. I want to insulate my home so that it has the highest R value possible, and ensure that the other details of its construction are as eco-friendly as possible, including the roofing, flashing, exterior, windows and doors. I know that every step of the way, it all comes down to the details. Every step will add up and contribute something meaningful to the big picture.
As an eco-friendly homeowner/builder, I’ve always tried to expand my knowledge whenever I can. That’s why every year that I can, I travel to the AHR expo. This trade show is a destination for HVAC professionals to meet, network, and learn from each other. The experts I’ve met in the air conditioning, heating and cooling industries have helped shape my understanding of what an eco-friendly building needs in terms of heating and cooling, and what kinds of decisions need to be made beforehand. I know that the HVAC system I choose for my home will have a big impact on our energy savings, and is a choice that could make or break my goal to have this new home be as eco-friendly as possible.