The summer sun is peaking through our windows and the kids have finally completed their virtual learning but, with everyone still at home and temperatures rising, our electric bills are expected to soar. Fortunately, we’ve identified three easy tips to help you and your family save energy during the summer months. And, if you live in Lennar’s Broward communities, you’ll find that each home offers built-in features that allow you to have maximum control and enjoy long-term savings, with the push of a button.
1.Keep a close eye on your thermostat
Did you know that raising your thermostat above 72 degrees during the summer can do wonders for your wallet? All it takes is a bit of adjusting during the day, to reduce energy consumption costs, while still keeping your family cool and comfortable. Designed with this very detail in mind, Palomino Lake, a new townhome community in Davie, is just one of many Lennar communities that integrates our innovative Connected Home features into every home. This means you’ll have a smart thermostat at your fingertips, giving you the ability to program your settings from any location. So, you can bump up the temperature while you’re out and about, and then cool down your home before you even walk through the door.
2. Give appliances a break
Treating yourself to a meal from your favorite restaurant is a great way to give your kitchen appliances a break during the summer. Not only will it save you time, but it will also lower your utility bills significantly. The Edge on 20th, Lennar’s newest townhome community in Fort Lauderdale, makes dining out and ordering in easy. Located only minutes away from Las Olas Boulevard, you’ll have access to all kinds of options, whether you’re in the mood for mouthwatering burgers or fresh seafood. And, on days when you decide to cook at home, Lennar’s signature Everything’s Included® package ensures your new chef-inspired kitchen is well-equipped with energy efficient stainless steel appliances, so you’re always saving.
4. Live a more eco-friendly lifestyle
Small changes can make a big difference, and it all starts with creating simple habits at home. Turn off your faucets and lights when they are not in use, unplug your electronics, or even schedule device-free time with the family. At Cascata at MiraLago, a lakefront community of estate homes in Parkland, new homes are wired (pun intended) for peace and relaxation. Open-concept floorplans and over-sized backyards offer plenty of free-flowing spaces, where families can come together to play board games, tell funny stories, and spend time outdoors – no Wi-Fi required!
Although these energy-saving tips are perfect for the summer, they are also great habits that can benefit you year-round, especially if you live in bright and sunny Florida. For families seeking a move-in ready home that is both beautiful and energy-efficient, call one of our Welcome Home Centers. We’d love to tell you all about our virtual home-buying experience and schedule a tour!
Lennar’s Welcome Home Centers in Miami-Dade and Broward Counties are open by appointment only and are following the most current guidelines established by the CDC and the WHO. In-person appointments must be scheduled in advance.