Well, you made it. You’re an adult who has survived a series of tests to get to the point of which you’ve long dreamed: having your own home. Not
only that, you’ve decided to have one built, just for you and (insert applicable family members here). You’ll be the FIRST PEOPLE to live there. It’s gonna be totally sweet, and all tricked out the way you want it…it had better be, for what you’re paying.
With all of the layers of planning involved in such an undertaking, it’s easy to overlook one or two details. One thing that is absolutely imperative to consider in your project, however, is the degree of energy efficiency your space will have. If you’re going to have a brand-new home, it makes zero
sense for it to be outfitted in an old-home way, peppered with energy-sucking details.
Consider, then, the benefits of having an Energy Star-certified home. Energy Star homes are more energy efficient than typical new homes. They are designed, and built, to higher standards; they are inspected, tested, and verified in myriad ways. These homes are, simply, built better…from the ground up.
With an Energy Star-certified home, you can also enjoy the following benefits:
- Peace of Mind: Tried-and-true best building practices followed by independent inspections and testing from certified professionals mean that you can be confident that things were done right.
- Enduring Quality: Value-adding energy efficiency features and a combination of materials and equipment deliver better performance and an overall superior level of quality.
- Wall-to-Wall Comfort: You’ll see, feel, and hear the difference of a heating and cooling system that has been engineered and installed to efficiently deliver comfort. Enjoy consistent temperatures across every room and a constant supply of fresh, filtered air reducing indoor pollutants, dust, pollen, and other allergens.
- Proven Value: Better energy efficiency and performance means lower utility and maintenance costs. Homes earning the ENERGY STAR label use 15-30 percent less energy than typical new homes, and even more when compared to most resale homes on the market today. (source: EnergyStar.gov)
A new home or apartment that has earned the ENERGY STAR label has undergone a process of inspections, testing, and verification to meet strict requirements set by the US EPA (Environmental Protection Agency). Energy Star-certified homes and apartments use significantly less energy than typical new homes and apartments while delivering better comfort, quality, and durability.
You’ve already made the choice to have your home built. Now make the choice to have it built right. You and your (insert applicable family members here) will thank you for the years of comfort and savings to come. Plus,you can use that extra savings to add bonus tricked-out home options down the road (fire pit, anyone?).
If you’re interested in learning more, give us a call today at 417-612-7092. We want to help start you on the path to efficiency. Plus, we’d love to come hang out once that fire pit’s done.