Here’s why ENERGY STAR® Homes at “The Oaks and The Vintages at Four Mile Creek” are special:
Inside every Blythwood home in our exciting Oaks and Vintages communities there will be a 3″ X 5″ decal affixed to the electrical panel stating that the home is Energy Star certified. You may wonder why this is significant and you’ll be pleased to learn that an Energy Star certified home is simply better because it offers a number of tangible benefits ordinary homes do not.
First and foremost, in an Energy Star certified home you will live better because the home provides more even temperature throughout and ensures that the air you breathe is free of many irritants that ordinary homes allow indoors through insufficient sealing. So, you will live in greater comfort and do less dusting!
This also means that the home works better, coordinating the heating/cooling system with the air exchange system resulting in the lowest possible energy costs.
Finally, Energy Star certified homes also last better because they are better built. Great care is taken to ensure that water and moisture is managed in such a way to preclude the possibility of long term damage to the home and forestall mold-related problems.
You are probably wondering how legitimate the Energy Star certification really is. The process to achieve Energy Star certification begins even before ground is broken on the building site. Energy Star builders submit their home plans to an Energy Star Technologist for review and analysis to determine precisely the features to include in the home.
Then throughout the building process the home is inspected by Blythwood Homes and by local building officials to ensure the thermal enclosure provides an effective barrier against extremes in temperature, air leaks and drafts. On completion an independent certified building scientist conducts an air pressure test to confirm if the home meets the high standards of air sealing required under Energy Star.
The result is several benefits ordinary homes simply do not provide:
Peace of Mind– Tried-and-true best building practices followed by independent inspection and testing from certified professionals mean that you can be confident that things were done right.
Enduring Quality– Value-adding energy efficiency features and a combination of materials and equipment deliver better performance and an overall superior level of quality.
Uncompromising Comfort– You’ll see, feel, and hear the difference of a heating and cooling system that has been engineered and installed to efficiently deliver comfort. Enjoy more consistent temperatures and a constant supply of fresh air relative to older homes.
Proven Value– Better energy efficiency and performance mean lower utility and maintenance costs. Energy Star certified homes achieve a 20% improvement on average, and even higher when compared to most resale homes on the market today. The decal that certifies your home as Energy Star assures that the value of your home will be recognized in the event of re-sale.
Doesn’t it make sense to live in an Energy Star certified home?