DALLAS–(BUSINESS WIRE)–#Charity–Texas acclaimed property developer, 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,
consuming up to 100 times less energy than old windows from 1980.
Second, Hiles wholeheartedly endorses 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. “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, pushing cooling costs. 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.
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, and greenspace.
About Western Rim Property Services:
Western Rim Property Services, Inc. develops, owns, and manages
apartment homes in Dallas/Fort Worth, Austin, New Braunfels, San
Antonio, and Houston, Texas. Known to offer a contemporary, high quality
and luxurious lifestyle to its residents, the firm’s mission is simple:
build the highest quality homes in the very best locations, maximizing
views with signature amenities, in superior school districts. This
assures a rapid lease-up and excellent customer acceptance.