Friday May 20, 2011
Richmond new homes have drastically changed in the last few years. The high cost of energy has contributed directly to this change. Now it seem like a good plan to try and purchase a more energy efficient home, maybe even a new home with updated insulation and current energy features. Maybe you’ve been curious on all the new energy efficient products available today, but have thought the home is too expensive to really be a serious consideration. Maybe you didn’t know that ENERGY STAR® was not just for appliances, and that homes could also be ENERGY STAR® rated.
So what is the benefit of an ENERGY STAR® home?
- Increased heating efficiency in the winter, about 38% savings
- Increased cooling capacity in the summer, about 38% savings
- High efficiency windows reduce drafts
- Tax rebates depends on locality
- Mortgage rebates depending on the lender some up to $1,000
- Increased resale value
So what are the extra costs on owning an ENERGY STAR® home? Very little.
Boone Homes, a Richmond home builder, has recently switched many of our construction techniques to implement ENERGY STAR® technology. All of our current showcase inventory homes have been built with ENERGY STAR® features and, on average, perform 38% better than other comparable new homes without the same features($aving you money). With this kind of savings, you can afford to buy more home for your money.
It seems that there are many reasons for purchasing a new ENERGY STAR® home. Come tour one today. For a personalized tour, call Chris at 804.218.7760 or visit the Boone Homes website.