Benefits of Owning an Energy Star Home

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Benefits of Owning an Energy Star Home

August 10, 2021

People are increasingly becoming aware of how their homes can have an impact on the environment, not to mention how making certain changes can lead to considerable savings. With just those two factors alone, more homebuyers are looking for new homes in Colorado Springs CO that are Energy Star Homes.

Energy Star Homes are those that have been evaluated, inspected and labelled by a third-party energy advisor. These homes are also constructed by builders who aim for even higher energy-saving standards. We aim for our Creekstone homes to be even more efficient than the standard Energy Star homes. While a typical resale home scores poorly in energy efficiency, often around 130 on The Home Energy Rating System (HERS) — an industry and national standard by which a home’s energy efficiency is measured — a standard Energy Star home scores around 70, nearly half of a standard resale home. This is an instance where you want a low number! In fact, the average Creekstone home scores even lower, around 55, making it roughly 58% more efficient than a standard resale home.

That’s a lot of numbers that may not really mean anything to you at first, but when you start looking at how an energy efficient home benefits you, you soon start to understand the appeal.

First off, an energy efficient home is typically more comfortable, because it is built to avoid any leaks and drafts that can waste energy cooling or warming your home. As a result, your home temperature remains more even, so you’re not constantly battling with the thermostat.

You are likely to be more comfortable due to cleaner air, as well. Eco-friendly products and systems equal cleaner air, which can be important for those with asthma or allergies.

Plus, you’re creating a smaller carbon footprint by using less energy, something that benefits the environment around you. One house may not seem like a lot, but with the increasing number of people choosing Energy Star and energy efficient homes, the energy savings become greater, leading to a healthier environment.

To be truly practical — and this is perhaps one of the biggest comforts and reasons why people choose energy efficient homeless — Energy Star homes cost less in the long run. All of that energy you’re saving also means you’re saving money on heating, cooling, and similar bills. Energy Star homes can potentially save you hundreds of dollars a year. Plus, things like energy efficient light bulbs, which may seem more expensive, actually last much longer than regular bulbs, which also saves you money over time, not to mention you don’t have to worry about replacing bulbs as often.

By choosing energy efficient appliances — washers, dryers, programmable thermostats, dishwashers, showers, toilets, and more — the savings add up, even when you need to use some appliances daily. Furthermore, by choosing a home that is specifically built to be energy efficient, from the foundation to the roof and everything in between, you can feel confident that you’re getting your money’s worth and doing something good for the environment.

To learn more about our energy efficient new homes in Colorado Springs CO, contact us today and we’ll be happy to explain all of the ways we can make your home more comfortable, affordable, and healthier.

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