What is an EnergyStar® rated home?
Here are some typical features
Higher insulation levels
Walls and ceilings are insulated beyond what is required by the building code, which contributes to more even temperatures in your home.
Efficient heating and cooling systems
These systems help you save energy, which saves you money every year.
ENERGY STAR certified homes are built to meet a specific energy target and are built sufficiently airtight to save energy and provide better comfort. The homes are more air-sealed than a typical new home and help to reduce drafts and cold spots, dust, pollen, pests, and noise.
High performing windows, patio doors, and skylights
Energy-efficient windows, doors, and skylights, such as ones certified ENERGY STAR, help to save energy and allow you to enjoy that cup of coffee or tea by the window without being cold.
A whole-home ventilation system
An air-exchanger, called a heat or energy recovery ventilation system, can help improve the indoor air quality by expelling stale air and replacing it with filtered outdoor air.
ENERGY STAR certified products
A variety of ENERGY STAR certified products such as lighting, appliances, or air conditioners save you money by using less electricity.