Jul 16, 2012
As state and local building codes are updated each year, home builders are building more energy-efficient new homes and continue to reduce energy consumption from homes built in previous years. Improvements in insulation levels and window performance, as well as building envelope air leakage reduction, should result in a substantial step forward in saving energy and reducing monthly electric and gas bills for homeowners.
The average HERS Index Score in 2016 was 62. This is 38% more efficient than a home built as recently as 2006. With the rising costs of energy, this can add up to substantial savings over the course of a year.
The HERS Index (Home Energy Rating System) is the industry standard by which a home’s energy efficiency is measured and the nationally recognized system for inspecting and calculating a home’s energy performance.
Most people understand the importance of having a well-insulated home when it comes to energy efficiency; however, the energy performance ratings of windows, doors, and skylights are also very important as is sealing a home against air leakage.
If you’re considering buying a new home in Eastern North Carolina, remember to consider more than just the price of the home, but also the cost of monthly heating and cooling bills. Energy-efficient new homes from McKee Homes can save you money every month and command a higher resale price while improving the quality of life enjoyed by you and your family.
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