Home Energy Rating
It is hard to imagine shopping for a new car and not seeing the miles-per-gallon (MPG) sticker on the window. That shiny new sports car might prove to be too tempting even though it drinks gas, but at least you know what you are getting and you can budget your expenses accordingly. A Home Energy Rating is the same concept, only it measures how efficiently a home uses energy. It allows houses to be compared apples-to-apples in terms of energy efficiency. If you have an energy efficient home, a Home Energy rating can be an effective selling point. It is a certification that the home is energy efficient. A Home Energy Rating is also a requirement if you are applying for an energy efficient mortgage or energy improvement mortgage or certifying a home for Energy Star.
Energy Star Certification
Most of us are familiar with the- EPA's Energy Star program. You've seen the logo displayed on appliances ranging from ceiling fans to refrigerators. Did you know that your home can be Energy Star certified as well? To qualify as an Energy Star Home, a home must have a Home Energy Rating of 85 or less and have a few other energy efficient features as well. If you are building a new home it makes great sense to have it Energy Star certified. An Energy Star home costs less to operate as compared to a conventional home and an Energy Star certification will increase your home's value as well. Your new home will help build wealth while keeping you comfortable. How many other investments can boast that?
Energy Efficient Home Construction and Remodeling
If you are building a new home or remodeling a home, Nashville Home Energy Solutions can help you make informed, cost-effective decisions concerning the energy efficiency of your home. Decisions such as windows, heating and cooling systems, ventilation, duct design and more. Making your home energy efficient is a wise investment and can save you a considerable amount of money for years to come.