YOUR ENERGY STAR BUILT HOME
Just ask anyone who lives in an ENERGY STAR certified new home to go back to their old, inefficient home. You’ll likely hear that there’s no way they’ll give up the comfort that came with the ENERGY STAR label on their new home. From the moment you walk in the door of your ENERGY STAR certified new home, you’ll see, feel, and hear the difference. That little blue sticker means your home was built with the complete satisfaction of you, the home owner, in mind. An ENERGY STAR home is one that gives you peace of mind, enduring quality, wall-to-wall comfort, and proven resale value. Your home of the future…built today.
The cost of your home doesn’t stop with the mortgage payment. Every month your utility bills can be lowered as much as 30% compared to non-ENERGY STAR homes. That equates to a savings of hundreds of dollars every year.
You’ll notice the red and blue arrows on the illustration. These indicate potential sites of air leakage in your home. What’s wrong with air leakage? Simply put, where you have air leakage, you have wasted energy and money literally flying out the door. An ENERGY STAR requirement is for these air leaks to be sealed, from top to bottom. Whether it be in the ceiling, the walls, or the floor, your house is very air tight, meaning the air that is heated and cooled within your home…stays in your home, where it belongs.
Think of your home as a big, insulated box. An ENERGY STAR home ensures that the insulation around your home is complete and without any gaps or breaks. This means the conditioned air within your stays inside – keeping you more comfortable.
The HERS rating, or Home Energy Rating System, was developed as a national standard to score the energy efficiency of a home. The lower the score, the more efficient your home is. A HERS rating is part of an ENERGY STAR certification – look for it on the blue, ENERGY STAR label located inside your electrical box.
The duct work within the home is like branches providing conditioned air to the home and bringing it back to the HVAC system. ENERGY STAR has set strict maximum leakage rates for the duct ensure that the heated or cooled air gets to the inside of your home, where is supposed to go. This means no wasted energy, and no wasted money on bills.
Your heating, ventilation, and air condition, or HVAC system, is the largest consumer of gas and electricity in your home. ENERGY STAR takes this so seriously, the HVAC contractor hired for your home has additional certification just from ENERGY STAR. This home has a properly sized system, meaning the air within your home, also called the “conditioned space”, is more consistent, thus eliminating hot and cold spots. There is also a high efficiency filter, removing practically all contaminants, pollutants, and allergens from the indoor air.
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