Energy Efficiency

Your family will admire how busy you are saving the environment.

24/7, You're Lowering Costs While Increasing Efficiency.

You may be in the market for custom home builders that can offer energy efficient homes. There is no need to look further, building with us means your new home can have features and improvements that are consistent with the new Energy Star requirements. 

Our Energy Star qualified custom built homes are independently verified by a third-party Home Energy Rather to ensure they meet Energy Star’s guidelines. These new home designs are better for the environment and better for your family. Some of the benefits will you receive from one of our Energy Star qualified houses include:

  • A label backed by the government
  • Lower Utility Costs
  • Comfortable and consistent home temperatures
  • Reduced noise
  • A cleaner environment is a better future

Energy Star and Beyond

We are proud to offer new homes that can earn the ENERGY STAR® label. Talk to your AHH representative to find out how we can plan and prepare your new home with the features and improvements that are consistent with the new Energy Star requirements.

ENERGY STAR qualified new homes are substantially more energy efficient than homes built to the minimum building code requirements. Our ENERGY STAR qualified new homes are independently verified by a third-party Home Energy Rater to ensure they meet ENERGY STAR energy efficiency guidelines. These homes are better for the environment and better for you.

More stringent requirements for ENERGY STAR qualifiable homes.

At American Heritage Homes, we have been building very high performance homes with energy efficiency beyond the ENERGY STAR standards for many years. We have a long record of building many qualified homes. However, not every home we build is an ENERGY STAR qualified home. Because the ENERGY STAR rules now penalize larger homes and there are many new non-energy efficiency related requirements, it is difficult to anticipate which homes will meet the ever changing requirements ahead of time.  

All ENERGY STAR qualified new homes are certified to meet EPA's strict guidelines for energy efficiency. This exemplary performance is verified by an independent third party.

Lower Utility Costs

Compared with standard homes, ENERGY STAR qualified new homes use substantially less energy for heating, cooling, and hot water heating. Homeowners can expect to save about $200–$400 annually on their utility bills.

More Comfortable/Quieter Homes

The energy-efficient features of ENERGY STAR qualified new homes keep out excessive heat, cold, and noise, and ensure consistent temperatures between and across rooms-making these homes more comfortable to live in.

Helping to Create a Better Future

By purchasing an ENERGY STAR qualified new home, you are joining millions of consumers who have changed to ENERGY STAR, helping our nation reduce our energy needs and building a cleaner environment for the future.

Features of our ENERGY STAR qualified new homes include:

  • Effective Insulation — Properly installed insulation that meets or exceeds national code requirements helps achieve even temperatures throughout the house while using less energy. The result is lower utility costs and a quieter, more comfortable home. Learn about HERS ratings for homes here.
  • High-Performance Windows — Advanced window coatings help keep heat in during winter and out during summer. They also block damaging ultraviolet sunlight that can discolor carpets and furniture.
  • Tight Construction and Tight Ducts — Attention to detail by sealing all holes, cracks, and seams in ducts and construction assemblies helps eliminate drafts, moisture, dust, pests, and pollen. This improves comfort and the quality of indoor air, while lowering maintenance costs.
  • Energy-Efficient Heating and Cooling Equipment — More efficient and properly sized heating and cooling systems use less energy, which reduces utility bills. These systems also turn on and off less frequently, removing more humidity and providing better comfort.

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