5 Things to Look for in a New Home for Maximum Energy Efficiency


Heating System

Those baseboards, heating vents, or radiators are going to impact a lot more than just your decorating decisions: The way your home is heated can also have a major influence on your energy use. Learn the differences between electric resistance, furnaces and boilers, steam and hot water radiators, and radiant heating (check out the Department of Energy to start) and if saving on utility bills is a priority, make sure you look for a space that can accommodate secondary heating system like a fireplace, pellet stove, or solar panels.