Benefits of an Energy Star Home
As soon as you see the government-backed ENERGY STAR? symbol, you can be assured that you are buying a home that was built to be truly efficient. Enjoy peace of mind in knowing that the home was inspected by a third party and has met the rigorous energy efficiency guidelines required by the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency.
LOWER OWNERSHIP COST
ENERGY STAR? certified homes use substantially less energy for heating, cooling, and water heating. Owners can save from 15 to 30% more on utility costs over the years that they live in the home. These savings on utilities and additional savings on reduced maintenance can add up to thousands of dollars.
Proper installation of insulation and other energy-efficient features in an ENERGY STAR? home provide better protection from cold and hot weather, drafts, moisture, pests, air pollution, and noise. Owners can enjoy consistent temperatures from room to room and the knowledge that their family is breathing in clean, healthy, indoor air.
Studies have shown that an ENERGY STAR? home has a higher resale value compared to similar homes built to current U.S. standardized codes. The home’s enhanced energy efficiency, low cost of ownership, and long-term durability make it a smart investment for the future.
Because ENERGY STAR? qualified homes use less energy, they help prevent greenhouse gas emissions– an added bonus for today’s environmentally-conscious consumers looking for “eco-friendly” choices.
Published: March 10, 2012, 21:40 | Comments Off on Benefits of an Energy Star Home