2013 ENERGY STAR Partner of The Year
At Grayhawk Homes we are proud to offer ENERGY STAR® qualified homes, but what does
that really mean to you as a homeowner? What benefits will the ENERGY STAR rating provide you in your new home?
To help explain the ENERGY STAR certification, we have compiled some of the most commonly asked Questions and Answers regarding the benefits of an ENERGY STAR home.
What type of savings will an ENERGY STAR qualified home provide my family?
As much as hundreds of dollars annually! Most homeowners will see significant savings of thousands of dollars over the course of their homeownership as a result in reduced utility bills. In just one year the savings can add up to hundreds of dollars simply from the reduction in energy for heating, cooling, and water heating. Homeowners may also benefit from reduced maintenance fees and energy efficient mortgages offered for ENERGY STAR homes.
What type of protection does an ENERGY STAR qualified home provide my family?
ENERGY STAR qualified homes helps deliver better protection for you and your family against cold, heat, moisture, pollution and noise due to their energy efficient improvements. As a result, an ENERGY STAR home will provide more consistent temperatures throughout your home which improves the indoor air quality in your home.
Will the ENERGY STAR qualification provide an advantage when I sell my home in the future?
Absolutely! When it is time to move, your ENERGY STAR rating will offer a strong advantage over “standard” homes for sale in your area. Your ENERGY STAR qualified home will provide confidence in prospective homebuyers seeking an energy efficient and environmentally friendly home. In turn, you have a distinctive advantage which may help you receive the best price for your home. It is easy to consider your ENERGY STAR home as smart investment for you and your family.
What are some features of an ENERGY STAR Home?
Some key features offered in an ENERGY STAR home include more effective insulation, high performance windows, tight construction and ducts, more efficient heating and cooling equipment, more efficient water heater plus ENERGY STAR qualified lighting, appliances and programmable thermostats.
What environmental benefits are offered with an ENERGY STAR qualified home?
An ENERGY STAR qualified home can actually help improve our environment! The decreased energy your home will use will actually help reduce air pollution! The decrease in burning of fossil fuels will help reduce such air pollution as smog, acid rain and global warming. By purchasing an ENERGY STAR qualified home, you will not only save money, but you will help make positive steps towards helping our environment.
How do I know if my new home is ENERGY STAR qualified?
Each ENERGY STAR qualified new home is independently verified by a third-party Home Energy Rater to ensure they meet ENERGY STAR energy efficiency guidelines. You can learn more about these guidelines created by the Environmental Protection Agency by visiting the ENERGY STAR website.
At Grayhawk Homes we are proud to offer new homes that have earned the ENERGY STAR label. ENERGY STAR qualified new homes are substantially more energy efficient than homes built to the minimum code requirements. If you are searching for a home that will provide you energy saving features, then an ENERGY STAR home is exactly what you are looking for! ENERGY STAR homes include energy saving features that typically make a home 20-30% more efficient than other homes.
To learn more about ENERGY STAR new home features and how ENERGY STAR qualified homes help improve our environment, please read the Environmental Protection Agency's latest brochure by clicking here, ENERGY STAR Qualified Homes.