We Build Energy Efficient Homes

Financial Benefits of Energy Efficient Homes

All of our homes are made above the standard when it comes to energy efficiency. When you build an energy efficient home, your wallet will thank you down the road. You will see up to 30% savings on your energy bills.

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ENERGY STAR®  Appliances

ENERGY STAR® is a U.S. government-sponsored program that guides businesses and homeowners toward purchases that save energy and help the environment. When you choose ENERGY STAR qualified products, you know you’re making a smart choice that can significantly reduce your monthly utility costs.

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Tankless Water Heaters

We equip all of our home with tankless water heaters. These water heaters provide hot water only when it’s needed. They don’t produce the energy loss associated with storage water heaters, which can save you money.

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Low-E Windows

A low-e glass window is a windowpane coated in microscopic layers of metallic oxides. This invisible layer makes protects your home from harmful UV rays that can burn your skin, fade your carpets, and damage your furniture. They also keep your house warmer in the winter and cooler in the summer.

Other Integrations

  • Solar board decking
  • Super seal around the perimeter of the home and all penetrations
  • Blown in insulation in the walls
  • R-38 Insulation in the attic
  • 95% Efficient Furnaces
  • 16 SEER A/C
  • LED lighting
  • Most fans and light fixtures are energy star rated
  • Plumbing fixtures and toilets are all water saver

The Importance of the HERS Index Rating

The COVID-19 pandemic has redefined our understanding of normal daily life. Going forward, we will see more families staying in, with children home from school and parents working from home. Homebuyers will have a new set of needs and must-haves. Ultimately, they will look for homes that can offer more safety and promote a healthier living environment.

This shift in homeowner needs raises the importance of the HERS rating even higher.

The Home Energy Rating System (HERS) Index is our industry’s standard in energy efficiency. It is also the nationally recognized system we use for certifying a home’s energy performance. A high-performance home comes equipped with controlled ventilation, a feature that improves the indoor air quality. An official third, the certified RESNET HERS Rater, determines the HERS rating for all homes.

The HERS Index provides a solid foundation for new and innovative ways to inspect a home and improve the quality of life for homeowners. Undoubtedly, we will see a more considerable effort to design greener, healthier practices into the home building process. We may see new rating indexes come into play that certifies a home’s ability to promote public health and safety.

At Handmade Homes, we pride ourselves on our eco-friendly building practices. Our mission is to provide peace of mind to all of our homebuyers, and that includes going beyond today’s industry standards for environmentally-friendly and energy-efficient.

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