Energy efficient homes in Torquay come with benefits

November 6, 2015

At Lococo Build our builders take climate change seriously and the prospect of a changing environment is what drives the thinking behind our energy efficient homes in Torquay and throughout the region.

We are determined that the houses our builders create are energy efficient, sustainable homes that have a minimal impact on the environment in their creation but deliver maximum returns in thermal efficiency, ensuring reduced heating and cooling costs and year-round comfort, no matter what the external conditions.

Now, we acknowledge that climate change is a divisive subject but no matter where you stand, perhaps a study released this month might sway your opinion, particularly if you’re planning a family.

The study, released by the National Bureau of Economic Research in the US, has revealed that the hotter the days become, the cooler the… err… The cooler the….umm. The cooler the – how do we say this politely?

The hotter the days, the cooler the action in the bedroom. There, we’ve said it!

The study confirms that the hotter it gets, the less likely people are to get extra friendly with each other, if you know what we mean.

And as well as being less intimate, the economists’ study also reveals that human fertility diminishes as temperatures rise. In the 80 years between 1931 and 2010, the study revealed a link between high temperatures and diminished fertility. Obviously, climate change has implications for the earth’s population, as well as all the other issues that make headlines on a regular basis. If you want to know more, head on over to Google and look up the report. It’s interesting reading.

But what has all this got to do with sustainable and energy efficient homes in Torquay and beyond?

Plenty! The people behind the study suggested that the best way to preserve intimacy and fertility was to fire up the air conditioner to retain cool temperatures inside the home.

You don’t have to be a builder to know that air conditioners – even the most energy-efficient models – cost plenty to run and that relying on air conditioning to keep conditions comfortable just isn’t economical or logical.

Rather than worrying about energy bills, it makes much more sense to factor climate control into your home’s design and construction and eliminate the need to worry about your home being too hot or too cold, depending on the conditions outside.

At Lococo Build, our builders create sustainable homes that are comfortable all year round, with minimal need to fire up the air conditioner in summer or heater in winter. Our energy efficient homes are precisely that – energy efficient!

If you’re in the market for an energy efficient home in Torquay or surrounding district, make sure you contact Lococo Build. We know our sustainable homes will have you smiling – for a variety of reasons!