Energy Advantage Homes
Every Saddletree Home is Energy Advantage qualified. An Energy Advantage qualified new home performs better for the homeowner and the environment thanks to a variety of energy efficient features.
What is an Energy Advantage home?
Energy Advantage qualified homes can include a variety of energy efficient features. These include effective insulation, high performance windows, tight construction air ducts, efficient heating and cooling equipment, and Energy Advantage qualified lighting and appliances.
These features contribute to improve home quality and homeowner comfort, to lower energy demand, and to reduce air pollution. Energy Advantage also encourages the use of energy efficient lighting and appliances, as well as features designed to improve indoor air quality.
What are the benefits of an Energy Advantage home?
PEACE OF MIND
Home buying is complex enough without having to know all the details of energy efficient construction. Instead, look for the Energy Advantage label to easily identify homes that are truly energy efficient. Find the house of your dreams and enjoy peace of mind knowing that it also meets strict energy efficiency guidelines.
LOWER OWNERSHIP COST
Compared with standard homes, Energy Advantage qualified homes use substantially less energy for heating, cooling, and water heating. This can deliver $200 to $400 in annual savings. Over the average 7 to 8 years you may live in your home, this can add up to thousands of dollars saved on utility bills. Additional savings on maintenance can also be substantial.
Properly installed energy efficient improvements deliver better protection against cold, heat, drafts, moisture, pollution, and noise. An energy efficient home helps ensure consistent temperatures between and across rooms, improved indoor air quality, and greater durability.
To date, over 2,500 home builders have constructed more than 500,000 Energy Advantage qualified homes. By the end of the decade, more than 2 million homes are expected to earn the Energy Advantage qualification. The trend is clear. By choosing a home with the Energy Advantage label, you can be confident that it will have an increasingly valued feature when the time comes to sell.
Did you know that your home can be a greater source of pollution than your car? In fact, 16 percent of U.S. greenhouse gas emissions are generated from the energy used in houses nationwide.
Energy used in our homes often comes from the burning of fossil fuels at power plants, which contributes to smog, acid rain, and global warming. Simply put, the less energy we use in our homes, the less air pollution we generate.