24 Feb ENERGY SAVINGS = $$$ FOR YOUR FAMILY
Why Build New? Energy Efficiency!
Energy efficiency is a big deal. A new home is built using the highest standards in materials. A home’s energy efficiency is measured by its Home Energy Rating (HER) score. The higher the score, the worse the home is in relationship to energy cost. Existing homes can average 75-95 in the HER rating system, while new energy- efficient homes are commonly in the low 50’s. In a lot of cases, newer homes can perform as much as 50% better than older homes, saving you a lot of money every year.
ENERGY SAVINGS = $$$ FOR YOUR FAMILY
✓ Energy efficient windows with low e and argon filled
✓ Attic insulation R-50
✓ Wall insulation R-15 and R-19
✓ Basement insulation R-11 and R-30
✓ Energy saving programmable thermostat
✓ Gas furnace engineered specifically for each home. 96% efficient 2-stage variable speed blowerwith 16 SEER Puron A/C unit
✓ Two 50-gallon energy- efficient electric hot water tanks.
✓ House wrap to protect against water and air intrusion
✓ Special interior air infiltration prevention package
✓ Attic ventilation with Vent-a-ridge and vented soffits
✓ Every home is audited with a third party inspector and blower door test to meet Energy Crafted Requirements with HERS score.
A Home Energy Rating is a measurement of a home’s energy efficiency. In the United States, the Residential Energy Services Network (RESNET) is responsible for creation and maintenance of the RESNET Mortgage Industry National Home Energy Rating Standards, as well as certification and quality assurance on RESNET Provider organizations.
Home energy ratings can be used for either existing homes or new homes. A home energy rating of an existing home allows a homeowner to receive a report listing options for upgrading a home’s energy efficiency. The homeowners may then use the report to determine the most effective ways in which to upgrade the home’s energy efficiency. A home energy rating of a new home allows buyers to compare the energy efficiency of homes they are considering buying.
Read more about home energy ratings