Buying a home is one of the biggest purchases that most any family will make. Did you know that an ENERGY STAR certified new home is designed and built to higher standards than most of the homes on the market? They deliver energy efficient savings of up to 30% compared to typical new homes. A new home that has earned the ENERGY STAR label has undergone a process of inspections, testing, and verification to meet strict requirements set by the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA), delivering better quality, better comfort, and better durability.
Here are some advantages to purchasing an ENERGY STAR certified home:
Lower Utility Bills
ENERGY STAR certified homes use less energy for heating, cooling and water heating than other homes, saving you almost 20% on your annual utility bills. Over an almost 10 year period a typical family will save thousands on maintenance costs.
ENERGY STAR certified homes offer consistent temperatures between and across rooms; indoor air quality is enhanced by reducing dust, pollen, bugs, and excessive humidity; and durability is improved with comprehensive water protection, windows that block damaging sunlight, and better grade equipment.
The energy used in an ENERGY STAR certified homes often comes from the burning of fossil fuels. Because ENERGY STAR certified homes use less energy they help to prevent air pollution. You will not only save money, you will do something good for the environment by purchasing a “greener” option—an ENERGY STAR certified home!