Category Archives: Energy Efficient Homes

Just What is the Draw of Heber City Utah?

Heber City Utah is one of the best kept secrets in Utah. Heber City offers a location central to both Salt Lake City and Provo and Orem. Located just a half hour drive from both Salt Lake and Provo, Heber City is a great place to live and have an easy commute down the canyon. […]


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It’s Time to Raise the Roof!

Raised heel trusses and energy efficiency

Most homes today are built with pre-fabricated trusses. There are several advantages to using pre-fabricated trusses including having to use fewer load bearing walls and cost savings due to less framing labor and time. One of the major disadvantages to standard pre-fabricated trusses, however, is the fact that they limit the amount of insulation that […]


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What is the Value of Energy Efficiency?

The value of energy efficiency is the most overlooked and misunderstood part of building a new home.  Even most home builders don’t  understand it thoroughly.  With interest rates around 4%, you currently pay only about $5 for every $1,000 borrowed for a new home.  Therefore, if a builder is skilled enough to be able to […]


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Winterizing Your Home

As temperatures begin to drop throughout most of the country, it is time to begin thinking about winterizing your home for the cold winter months ahead. Most things that should be on your home winterizing list cost very little or nothing and can save you hundreds or even thousands of dollars in expensive repairs down the […]


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Is it Time to Buy Instead of Rent?

Over the past few years there has been a lot of bad news when it comes to the housing market. With the economic crisis and the real estate tumble many home owners lost their homes to foreclosure and even many more have been under water for the last few years. For these reasons and others, […]


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What is the Living Triangle?

While the process of building a new home is very exciting it can also start to seem a little confusing and daunting. Sometimes house plans can begin to run together and the benefits of one home design can blur into another. One main area of focus when choosing a home plan should be the main […]


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The Benefits of Energy Efficient Lighting

When building a new home many people think to ask for energy efficient windows, doors, appliances and furnaces but many times forget to think about the savings they can receive from energy efficient lighting. In the past CFL light bulbs have received a bad image for having harsh lighting and being ugly. This is no […]


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What Makes an Energy Efficient Home?

When talking about energy efficient homes the entire house needs to be viewed as a complete system rather than looking at each component individually. As most people are aware, there are several different factors that go into making a home energy efficient.  Some of the more well known factors are framing construction, insulation type, window […]


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Haskell Homes Is Celebrating 25 Years!

Haskell Homes is celebrating our 25 year anniversary! Haskell Homes has been building homes throughout Utah since 1989. Founded by Guy Haskell, Haskell Homes is a custom home builder in Utah specializing in energy efficient homes. We have built homes from Logan to St. George and currently have locations in Weber County, Davis County, Heber […]


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What to Look For When Buying Utah Townhomes

For many people, Utah townhomes are an affordable option for their first home. Buying a first home is always a big decision and there are usually many things to consider. Some of the things to consider when buying a townhome include the location, number of bedrooms, available parking, and proximity to schools, work and shopping. […]


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