DALLAS, Dec. 18, 2016 /PRNewswire/ -- Chairman and CEO of Texas property development company Western Rim Property Services, Marcus Hiles offers four simple tricks that will enable home seekers to dramatically lower their energy bills. Following his own advice, Hiles employs each energy saving technique in every apartment and home he builds. First, he recommends windows with a solar heat gain coefficient of 0.22 to 0.24, such as the Cascade Low E Argon Gas Win Pro Series. Through heat transfer, old windows from the 1980s lose up to 100 times more energy than a fully insulated solid wall.
Second, Hiles wholeheartedly endorses renters' and buyers' insistence upon the latest ENERGY STAR rated appliances. Each year, consumers and program partners buy 320 million energy efficient products that shave utility bills by more than $31 billion. "Compared to appliances just ten years old, with ENERGY STAR you can save almost half on your energy bill," he points out.
When temperatures peak and air conditioners work overtime, Marcus Hiles identifies traditional roofing insulation as the culprit. A home's roof absorbs the sun's radiant energy, and in turn heats the attic and air ducts, which increases cooling costs. He reasons that, in contrast, highly reflective radiant barrier roof panels installed in the attic reflect the heat, reducing up to 97 percent of heat transfer from the underside of the roof and keeping the attic up to 30 degrees cooler. Lastly, Marcus Hiles advocates for properties that have central air conditioners with a seasonal energy efficiency ratio (SEER) of 16 or above. Although the Department of Energy requires the newest air conditioners to have a 13 to 14 SEER rating – depending on the type of system – the higher the number, the better.
Marcus Hiles launched Western Rim after recognizing the unmet demand for accommodations with state-of-the-art amenities. In addition to his unwavering commitment to energy efficiency, Hiles has contributed significant capital to improve public parks, lakes, streams, and greenspace, and plants enough trees each year to remove or sequester 75 tons of carbon dioxide.
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