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Idaho Energy Star Homes and Builders

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It's winter, how many people wish their home was more efficient? How many home owners are surprised their home costs so much to keep comfortable each month.

ENERGY STAR homes are built to a higher standard than homes only built to the standard of "code."  Builders are also required to have a 3rd party verify that the home meet or exceed ENERGY STAR standards.

These homes not only have higher level of insulation but are also sealed to prevent air infultration and therefore energy loss. Beyond that they use smart products to maintain quality like windows, appliances and crawl spaces.

ENERGY STAR certified new homes are designed and built to standards well above most other homes on the market today, delivering energy efficiency savings of up to 30 percent when compared to typical new homes. A new home that has earned the ENERGY STAR label has undergone a process of inspections, testing, and verification to meet strict requirements set by the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA), delivering better quality, better comfort, and better durability.

Idaho Energy Star Builders

The Next Generation of ENERGY STAR Certified New Homes

Buying a new home is one of the biggest purchases you�ll ever make. By choosing one that has earned the government�s trusted ENERGY STAR label, you can have the house of your dreams and enjoy peace of mind knowing it�s been built to meet strict energy efficiency guidelines set by the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA). Find builders who are committed to the next generation of ENERGY STAR certified homes.

With ENERGY STAR, you know you�re making the right decision—for your wallet, for your family, and for the environment—bringing these important benefits:

Lower Utility Bills

By using less energy for heating, cooling, and water heating, ENERGY STAR certified homes deliver approximately 20% savings on annual utility bills. Over the 7 to 8 years that a typical family lives in a home, you can save thousands of dollars in maintenance cost.

Enhanced Performance

In ENERGY STAR certified homes, comfort is ensured with consistent temperatures between and across rooms; indoor air quality is enhanced by reducing dust, pollen, bugs, and excessive humidity; and durability is improved with comprehensive water protection, windows that block damaging sunlight, and better grade equipment.

Posted by tlangford at 12/26/2013 5:55:00 PM

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