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Australians Need Energy Efficient Homes

Owning a house in Australia can be costly, especially when it comes to energy conservation and overall house maintenance.
March 20, 2017

Owning a house in Australia can be costly, especially when it comes to energy conservation and overall house maintenance. As a result of this, we at Sipform, are pushing the trend forward – where Australians can opt for modern, 21st century homes that are built using structural insulated panels (SIPs) to reduce the overall energy consumption.  

Australia experiences some of the hottest climate in the world which leads to needing efficient and reliable home cooling systems.  The need for building smart, energy conserving houses that not only play a part in reducing overall home owning costs but also reduced maintenance due to the use of high performance materials.

We’ve put together some reasons below why homeowners are moving towards modern high performance homes.

1. Increased efficiency

Times have drastically changed from the days of building basic timber or brick houses that lacked necessary efficiencies to reduce the cost of living. This is because, with the increased cost of power, homeowners are changing their preference to greener houses that can almost power themselves.

A house with structural insulated panels installed on the walls, floor, and the roof is likely to save a homeowner up to ten times the amount that would otherwise be incurred through cooling and temperature regulation.  Additionally, modern kit homes increase efficiency by ensuring every appliances energy costs are significantly reduced to minimize household expenditure. 

These efficiencies in energy conservation plays a huge role in reducing overhead expenses associated with owning a home.

2. Sustainability and affordability

A prevailing trend common to most Australian household is the preference to construct homes using durable and environmentally friendly materials. Through the use of long-lasting structural insulated panels, homeowners can rest assured their cost of owning the houses will be significantly reduced over time due to reduced overhead costs. Modern 21st-century homes offer more than just efficiency as they are designed to be more durable whether during the hot season or rainy season.

Further, modern houses are constructed with posterity in mind. This reduces the usage of environmentally dangerous products that would otherwise affect future generations either through gradual emissions or extreme energy consumption. As a result of this, most Australians are opting to go green as it appears to be the cheaper and safer option.

3. Increased comfort throughout

All potential Australian homeowners must consider the comfort of the house. Traditional houses are becoming less attractive, especially since the rise of smart homes that automatically control the home temperature to be both comfortable and energy-wise.  Most houses are expensive to maintain due to their outdated designs that tend to increase costs while reducing user comfort.

Modern features such as solar/battery storage, energy recovery ventilation, waste water recycle systems and water storage tanks are pushing the limits of sustainable and eco living.  From the basic arrangement of modern designs to the interconnection of the various technologies mentioned above, modern houses are no doubt the way to go in these trying economic times.

High-performance homes are slowly transforming into a necessity within Australia and other nations due to the high-level energy conservation.  Based on prevailing economic conditions and an increased need for home comfort, potential homeowners are opting for modern 21st-century houses. The reason for such preferences is the effectiveness of the houses in conserving energy and improving user comfort. Further, the modern design allows for proper ventilation and heat conservation through the structural insulated panels. The panels are not only useful in regulating home temperatures and conserving energy but are also sustainable due to their durable characteristics. 

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