What Is An Energy Star Home ???
ENERGY STAR qualified homes deliver approximately 20% savings on annual utility bills by using less energy for heating, cooling, water heating and the use of Energy Star Appliances.
An Energy Star Home features:
A Complete Thermal Enclosure System ~ Is a tightly sealed home envelope with comprehensive air sealing of all cracks and gaps, properly installed insulation and high performance windows.
A Complete Heating and Cooling System ~ is fully engineered and tested system with proper sizing and installation of equipment along with sealing and ductwork testing. The higher efficiency equipment uses less energy and is designed with a whole-house mechanical ventilation system for consistent fresh filtered air.
A Complete Water Management System ~ Using the best building practices and material to protect roofs, walls and foundations from water damage, leaks and seepage.
Energy Efficient Lighting and Appliances ~ Providing high quality performance with Energy Star appliances and advance lighting systems can reduce energy costs; deliver improved performance, quality and durability. Energy Star appliances include dishwashers, refrigerators, washing machines, ceiling fans and ventilation fans.
Third Party Verification ~ Energy Star Raters are trained in the regions climate specific energy savings techniques and conduct onsite inspections and testing of Energy Star qualified homes to verify that they meet the rigorous program guidelines.
Over One Million homes across the country are living Energy Star Qualified Homes saving homeowner more than $270 million a year.
- Year to Date 1,509,259 Energy Star certified homes
- 88,663 Energy Star certified homes built in 2013
- 3,801 Energy Star for Homes building Partners.
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This article has been written by David Popoff.
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