For those fans of “green” products and overall lifestyle, there is now a way to make your whole home energy-efficient. Energy Star Certified New Homes are now on the market. Similar to Energy Star’s products like their air conditioners, appliances, and doors, these energy certified homes are making the whole home energy efficient and “green.” There are some huge perks to owning your own Energy Star certified home.
What Makes these Homes Different
These Energy Star homes are different because they have quality framework. The insulation keeps air from flowing in or out which will avoid variations in temperature. Windows are coated to prevent sunlight from altering temperature in the home as well. Not only will this keep the temperature more predictable but it will lower heating costs as well.
Along with guaranteed better insulation, these Energy Star homes ensure that your heating and cooling systems are installed professionally to avoid leaks. This will help with moisture issues, indoor allergens, and a quieter operating system.
As mentioned home-owners will keep their utility bills under better control, because it’s been shown that there is an annual 20% utility savings with Energy Star Certified New Homes. Not only are utilities lower, but upkeep costs are being saved by thousands of dollars. Buyers can get a large home and still experience the same savings and feel proud that they are doing something better for the environment.
Another way they are saving money is through prevention of damage in the building of the homes. Energy Star builders are protecting the materials they use to build so that there is no chance of moisture causing mold or rotting. They even add moisture resistant barriers to increase the durability and proper drainage at the roof so that water can remove itself from the foundation, especially since all the homes will have a slight incline to ensure this.
The New Energy Star Certified Homes have so many advantages and are the way of the future.
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