Buying a home is the largest purchase that many of us will ever make, and choosing an ENERGY STAR certified home means that you have a stamp of approval that your home is going to run more efficiently, reduce your carbon footprint, and save you money. Sinclair Homes is a proud builder of certified ENERGY STAR homes with a focus on quality, efficiency and continually exceeding the minimum ENERGY STAR requirements. In this blog, we are going to explain everything you need to know about ENERGY STAR® homes.
ENERGY STAR® Certification
When it comes to Sinclair Homes, being ENERGY STAR certified means that we have taken extra care and effort to ensure our homes are planned and built as efficiently as possible. When you purchase a Sinclair Home, you can take comfort in knowing that your home has been built to these standards:
- Sufficiently airtight – Third-party tested and verified
- Upgraded KitchenAid ENERGY STAR appliances
- Ventilation system to manage indoor air quality with high-performance controls
- High-performance triple-pane windows and doors
- Drain water heat recovery unit
- HE Gas furnace with ECM motor
- Optimal value-engineered framing to decrease thermal bridging in exterior walls
- Higher insulation levels in exterior walls
- Advanced exterior Tyvek air barrier
What Are Energy Efficiency Benefits?
When a home is built as efficiently as possible, you don’t have to worry about heat loss or your HVAC equipment working overtime to compensate. Investing in a more energy-efficient way of living doesn’t come at any inconvenience or added cost to you. In fact, a Sinclair Home will save you money on your energy bill and you will benefit from improved indoor air quality because allergens, pollution, and moisture will be better controlled. You will also experience a greatly increased interior comfort and reduced noise transmission from the exterior.
Reduced Carbon Footprint
By choosing to live in an ENERGY STAR certified home and community, you are making a commitment to the environment and reducing your carbon footprint. Sinclair Homes are a minimum of 20% more energy-efficient than a regular new-build home that’s been built to building code.
Better Resale Potential & Future Protection
If the time comes to resell your ENERGY STAR home, it will be an attractive option for potential buyers, given the many benefits and cost savings that come with its built-in energy savings. With the ongoing urge for everyone to reduce their carbon footprint, building code standards are continually being changed. You can rest assured that your new Sinclair home has been built to meet the requirements of future building codes.
If you’re in the market for a new home, Sinclair Homes has ENERGY STAR homes available in our Westwood Trails Community in Simcoe. Get in touch with us here for more information — we’d love to welcome you home!