Help the planet
Every time we use energy from fossil fuels such as coal, oil, and gas, we produce greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions that contribute to climate change. This is why it is important for our homes to be energy-efficient and lower our energy use as much as we can.
Appreciate the resale potential
It happens every year, as the weather gets warmer, homeowners start cleaning out their homes and one-by-one “For Sale” signs pop-up. Will your home stand out when you decide to sell one day? An energy-efficient home may provide appeal for potential buyers. Prospective buyers look for homes that will be comfortable and save them money. Does the home have newer windows? What about the furnace? With an ENERGY STAR certified home you have Energy saving features like high-performing windows and heating and cooling systems are attractive features for future buyers.
Higher insulation levelsWalls and ceilings are insulated beyond what is required by the building code, which contributes to more even temperatures in your home.
Efficient heating and cooling systems
These systems help you save energy, which saves you money every year.
ENERGY STAR certified homes are built to meet a specific energy target and are built sufficiently airtight to save energy and provide better comfort. The homes are more air-sealed than a typical new home and help to reduce drafts and cold spots, dust, pollen, pests, and noise.
High performing windows, patio doors, and skylights
Energy-efficient windows, doors, and skylights, help to save energy.
A whole-home ventilation system
An air-exchanger, called a heat or energy recovery ventilation system, can help improve the indoor air quality by expelling stale air and replacing it with filtered outdoor air.
ENERGY STAR certified products
A variety of ENERGY STAR certified products such as lighting, appliances, or air conditioners save you money by using less electricity.