Of the many things to consider when buying a home, energy efficiency can sometimes be overlooked. However, buying an Energy Star rated home can provide several significant benefits for your family. Here’s why you should choose a high efficiency home.
1. Energy Savings
By using energy-efficient HVAC systems, lighting, and appliances, Energy Star homes can greatly reduce how much energy is needed to run your home. These homes also help reduce heat gain and heat loss, maintaining consistent indoor temperatures so your HVAC system won’t need to run as frequently. Monthly energy savings can become quite significant in the long run.
2. Improved Comfort
Energy Star certified thermal enclosure systems ensure consistent comfort throughout the house. Air sealing, proper insulation, high performance windows, and construction that reduces thermal bridging helps maintain even temperatures in every room. No more hot or cold spots that make it hard to keep the whole house comfortable!
3. Enhanced Air Quality
Energy Star features can also improve your home’s air quality. For example, Energy Star certified windows prevent condensation buildup, which could lead to mold growth. Whole-house mechanical ventilation brings in fresh outdoor air, while using premium filters to trap dust and other airborne pollutants. Good air quality is particularly important for family members with asthma or allergies, making this a much-needed attribute for any home.
At Urban Meadows, the latest development from Shrock Real Estate, our homes are built to Energy Star certification standards. With Energy Star certified thermal enclosure systems, HVAC, water management systems, lighting, and more, you can enjoy major energy savings and reduce your impact on the environment. today to learn more about available lots and homes.