If you had a new home builder in your area construct a home and you were told it would be highly efficient, but you feel that its inefficient and that maybe the materials you were told would be used weren't, it's time to take action. You want to get to the bottom of the problem ad find out exactly what was used to construct the home, and how efficient your home is. Look into the following services, to see if you need to take action against the homebuilder.
A home energy audit will show you how efficient your appliances are, how much electricity is used throughout the day, where you are losing money, and how efficient your home is. You can have a professional do this and create a report that you will use to show the builder, and so you can see what you need to change to help make your home more efficient. The areas where you have a lot of energy waste may be clues as to where the builder took shortcuts or didn't use the materials they claimed to use.
A home inspection by a licensed inspection professional will show you what materials were used in the home, and can show if anything wasn't installed properly. It can also help you find out if there are major flaws that are causing the energy loss and waste. Make a list of the materials that were supposed to be used, and then have the inspector look for these different materials throughout the house.
You want to meet with a lawyer to talk about what you paid for and what you got in the finished project. Take the following things with you:
- Builder contract agreement
- Energy audit report
- Home inspection paperwork
With this information, the legal consultant can go over the details and decide if you should take legal actions. If your lawyer contacts the builder, they may offer to correct or change the materials and issues.
If you know that your home isn't built as it was supposed to be with energy efficient materials, and with an energy efficient design, it's time for you to get to the bottom of the problem. You don't want to live in a house that you paid for expecting that it was going to be efficient, to find out that you have unnecessarily high quality costs. Contact the right professionals and compile a case.