Creating Your Dream Home: Energy Efficiency Upgrades

Sep 15, 2023


Are you looking for the perfect home that not only offers unparalleled comfort and style but also contributes to a greener, more sustainable future? Look no further than Stranville Living Master Builder. Our commitment to energy efficiency is evident in our cutting-edge features, including zoned heating and cooling, heat recovery ventilators, solar panels, spray foam insulation, and electric car chargers. Let’s delve into these innovations and explore how they benefit both homeowners and the environment. 

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Zoned Heating and Cooling: Tailored Comfort, Reduced Costs


Stranville Living understands that comfort and efficiency go hand in hand. That’s why we offer zoned heating and cooling systems that allow you to customize the climate in different areas of your home as optional upgrades in your custom home. With zoned comfort heating and cooling, you can save energy by heating or cooling only the spaces you’re using. This not only enhances your comfort but also reduces utility bills and carbon emissions. 

Zoned heating and cooling systems work by dividing your home into zones, each with its thermostat. This means that you can set different temperatures for different rooms, ensuring that you’re not wasting energy on empty spaces. For instance, you can keep your living room cozy while allowing the bedrooms to cool down during the day. 

But the benefits of zoned heating and cooling go beyond convenience and cost savings. By reducing energy consumption, you’re also reducing your carbon footprint, which is a critical step in combating climate change. With Stranville Living’s zoned heating and cooling, you’re not only creating a more comfortable living environment but also contributing to a sustainable future. 


Breathe Easy with Heat Recovery Ventilators


Another optional upgrade featured in many of our homes is state-of-the-art heat recovery ventilators (HRVs) that provide fresh air while recovering heat from exhaust air. This energy-efficient ventilation system not only ensures a healthy indoor environment but also reduces the load on your heating and cooling systems. Stranville Living offers HRV installation to help you achieve optimal indoor air quality and energy savings. 

Heat recovery ventilators are a vital component of modern, energy-efficient homes. They work by exchanging stale indoor air with fresh outdoor air while simultaneously transferring heat between the two air streams. This means that in the winter, warm indoor air heats up the incoming cold air, reducing the need for additional heating. In the summer, the process is reversed, cooling and dehumidifying the incoming air. 

Beyond energy savings, HRVs enhance your well-being by constantly refreshing the indoor air. This is especially crucial in tightly sealed homes, where adequate ventilation is essential to prevent the buildup of pollutants and allergens. With Stranville Living’s heat recovery ventilators, you’re not just creating a more energy-efficient home; you’re also ensuring a healthier living environment for you and your family. 


Harvesting Sunshine with Optional Solar Panels


Stranville Living has partnered with Solar Optix Energy Services, a leader in solar technology in Southern Alberta, to provide homeowners with optional solar panels that harness the power of the sun. By investing in a solar system for your home, you not only reduce your reliance on conventional energy sources but also enjoy significant cost savings. Plus, you’re contributing to a cleaner planet by reducing greenhouse gas emissions. 

Solar panels work by converting sunlight into electricity. This process is clean, renewable, and sustainable. When your solar panels generate more electricity than your home needs, the excess can be fed back into the grid, earning you credits or even income, depending on local regulations. This not only reduces your electricity bills but can also provide a source of passive income. 

Moreover, solar panels have a long lifespan, often exceeding 25 years. This means that once installed, they continue to generate electricity with minimal maintenance, making them a wise investment for the future. Stranville Living’s partnership with Solar Optix ensures that you have access to high-quality solar panels and professional installation services, making the transition to solar power seamless and hassle-free. 

Electric Vehicle Charging Made Easy


As electric vehicles become increasingly popular, Stranville Living accommodates and encourages optional electrical upgrades in our homes such as ensuring your house is EV-ready. Making it convenient for you to charge your electric vehicle at home involves additional electrical engineering and incorporating increased voltage. By choosing Stranville Living as your custom home builder, having an EV charger at home is within reach! By adding this feature to your new home, you not only save time but also contribute to a cleaner transportation future. 

Electric vehicles (EVs) are a crucial part of the transition to a more sustainable transportation system. They produce zero tailpipe emissions, reducing air pollution and dependence on fossil fuels. By installing an EV charger at home, you’re not only making your life more convenient but also supporting the growth of the EV market, which, in turn, drives advancements in cleaner and more efficient transportation. 

Stranville Living’s commitment to EV infrastructure means that you can seamlessly incorporate an electric vehicle into your lifestyle. Whether you already own an EV or plan to in the future, our homes are equipped to meet your charging needs, making eco-conscious living a breeze. 

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Building Energy-Efficient Homes In Southern Alberta


At Stranville Living, we believe that energy-efficient homes are the way forward. Our homes are designed to meet or exceed energy efficiency standards, ensuring that you enjoy lower energy bills and a reduced carbon footprint. From energy-efficient tips to energy-efficient new home construction, we offer a range of options to help you live more sustainably. 

When it comes to energy efficiency, every detail counts. Our homes feature energy-efficient appliances, LED lighting, programmable thermostats, and high-performance windows and doors. We also incorporate sustainable building materials and construction techniques to minimize waste and environmental impact. 

Additionally, Stranville Living’s commitment to energy-efficient homes extends to ongoing education and support for our homeowners. We provide resources and guidance on how to maximize your home’s energy efficiency, from simple behavioral changes to advanced energy-saving technologies. 


Seamless Comfort with Spray Foam Insulation – A Standard in Every Home


Our commitment to energy efficiency extends to the construction of our homes, including the use of spray foam insulation. This is a standard feature in all of our homes and is used in the rim joist portion of the entire home. This is significant as the rim joist area is recognized as the greatest area of heat loss in a new home. Unlike traditional insulation methods, spray foam creates a seamless thermal barrier, preventing heat loss and drafts. With a higher R-value, our homes stay comfortable year-round while reducing energy consumption and lowering your heating and cooling costs. 

Spray foam insulation is a versatile and highly effective insulation material. It’s known for its ability to seal gaps and crevices in walls, ceilings, and floors, creating an airtight envelope around your home. This prevents conditioned air from escaping and unconditioned air from entering, ensuring a consistent and comfortable indoor temperature. 

Additionally, spray foam insulation provides a barrier against moisture infiltration, reducing the risk of mold and mildew growth, which can be harmful to your health and the structural integrity of your home. By choosing Stranville Living’s homes with spray foam insulation, you’re not only ensuring energy efficiency but also a healthier and more comfortable living environment for you and your family. 


In Conclusion


Stranville Living’s mission is not just to build houses; it’s to create homes that align with your values and the future of our planet. With our commitment to energy efficiency and our partnership with Solar Optix, we provide homeowners with the tools they need to lead a more sustainable lifestyle while enjoying the comfort and style they deserve. 

Join us in making a difference, one home at a time. Choose Stranville Living, where eco-conscious living meets modern luxury. Together, we can create a brighter, greener future for all.