Building an Energy Efficient Custom Home in Southwest Florida
By Harden Custom Homes 27 Nov 2019

The natural beauty and world-class dining and shops of Southwest Florida make it an amazing place to live. What better way to enjoy the benefits of living in the sunshine state than by building the energy-efficient custom home of your dreams. 

Efficient houses reduce energy costs. Harden Custom Homes builds Florida energy efficient custom homes. Having an elegant home doesn't mean your running costs have to be high.

Incorporating energy-saving features into your home can do wonders.

  • Consistent interior temperatures
  • Reduced heating and cooling costs
  • Healthier indoor environment
  • Protection from climate changes

Florida home builders consider several factors affecting the energy efficiency of your home.

  • Energy efficient appliances 
  • Shade lot or direct sun
  • Insulation and air sealing methods
  • Heating and cooling equipment
  • Windows and doors
  • Skylights

Each one has an impact on energy consumption. When they are combined in the construction of a new home, the energy savings can be substantial.


It is essential to choose a building site offering natural protection from the elements. The location of the home on the site must take full advantage of protecting the structure from wind and sun by using the natural protection the site offers.


Insulation is the protective barrier between the interior of your home and the hot sunny environment. Insulation in the walls and the ceiling help to keep you comfortable while avoiding fluctuation of inner temperatures caused by lack of heat flow. Warm in the winter cool in the summer.


The HVAC system needs to match the square footage of the home. Systems are energy efficient as rated when used in a properly matched home. Too big or too small and it throws the unit off causing energy to be wasted.

The Best Home Builder

Choosing the right company from all the custom home builders Florida offers is the first step toward living in your dream home. Harden Custom Homes combines craftsmanship and attention to detail with technology.

Top-rated energy efficiency happens when a builder has the experience to incorporate the latest technology into the construction in a way that the design is not sacrificed. The design team and construction managers at Harden Custom Homes understand the importance of delivering a finished product that will provide a wonderful home to live in for years to come.

Make 2020 the year your dream of the perfect energy-efficient custom home comes true. Call Harden Custom Homes at 239-205-5075 to discuss your future custom home. You may also swing by our corporate showroom which is located at 5782 Enterprise Parkway Fort Myers, FL 33905. We would love to meet you.