What is an ENERGY STAR® Qualified Home?


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Lower your energy costs 20% to 30%* with an ENERGY STAR qualified home.

*The savings figures of the Energy Saving Calculator are for modular homes. Estimates provided are intended for educational purposes only. Actual savings may vary.


ENERGY STAR qualified new homes are substantially more energy efficient than homes built to the minimum code requirements. ENERGY STAR qualified new homes are independently verified by a third-party Home Energy Rater to ensure they meet ENERGY STAR energy efficiency guidelines. These homes are better for the environment and better for you.


  Benefits of an ENERGY STAR Qualified Home


A Label Backed by the Government
All ENERGY STAR qualified new homes are certified to meet EPA's strict guidelines for energy efficiency. This exemplary performance is verified by an independent third party.


Lower Utility Costs
Compared with standard homes, ENERGY STAR qualified new homes use substantially less energy for heating, cooling, and hot water heating. Homeowners can expect to save about $200–$400 annually on their utility bills.


More Comfortable/Quieter Homes
The energy-efficient features of ENERGY STAR qualified new homes keep out excessive heat, cold, and noise, and ensure consistent temperatures between and across rooms-making these homes more comfortable to live in.


Helping to Create a Better Future
By purchasing an ENERGY STAR qualified new home, you are joining millions of consumers who have changed to ENERGY STAR, helping our nation reduce our energy needs and building a cleaner environment for the future.


  Features of an ENERGY STAR Qualified Home


Effective Insulation − Properly installed insulation that meets or exceeds national code requirements helps achieve even temperatures throughout the house while using less energy. The result is lower utility costs and a quieter, more comfortable home.


High-Performance Windows − Advanced window coatings help keep heat in during winter and out during summer. They also block damaging ultraviolet sunlight that can discolor carpets and furniture.


Tight Construction and Tight Ducts − Attention to detail by sealing all holes, cracks, and seams in ducts and construction assemblies helps eliminate drafts, moisture, dust, pests, and pollen. This improves comfort and the quality of indoor air, while lowering maintenance costs.


Energy-Efficient Heating and Cooling Equipment − More efficient and properly sized heating and cooling systems use less energy, which reduces utility bills. These systems also turn on and off less frequently, removing more humidity and providing better comfort.


Learn more about ENERGY STAR qualified new homes at www.energystar.gov

 





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