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Energy-Efficient Features

Jun 23, 2022 Share
Energy-Efficient Features

At Colony Fine Homes, ​​our building methods save you on utilities and leave less of a carbon footprint while keeping you comfortable in your new home. Read below for information on how each of our built-in features saves you money and energy in your brand-new home!

1. HERS Index Rating (between 47-54)

All of our new homes have a HERS Rating of 47 to 54. The Home Energy Rating System (HERS) Index is the industry standard by which a home’s energy efficiency is measured. The HERS Index is the most in-depth assessment of home energy efficiency. This assessment takes into account all variables that can affect the energy efficiency of a home. These factors include exterior walls, attic, windows, doors, heating and cooling systems, duct work, water heating systems, lighting, and appliances. All of our homes are verified by the HERS home energy rating assessment, which is conducted by a certified RESNET energy rater.

Click here to learn more about the HERS Index.

2. Low-E Thermaplane Tilt-In Vinyl Windows

We use Low-E Thermaplane Tilt-In Vinyl Windows in every home we build. The low-E coating reduces the amount of UV rays in conditioned space, keeping you cool and comfortable all summer long!

3. Navien Tankless Water Heater

Tankless water heaters are a contributing factor to making your new home energy efficient. They eliminate the extra cost of keeping gallons of hot water in a storage tank, which results in less wasted energy. Plus, you will not run out of hot water!

4. R-38 Attic Insulation

R-38 attic insulation is used to help regulate temperature, which keeps your home comfortable and energy-efficient! The “R” is the measure of thermal resistance; the higher the R-value, the greater the insulating effectiveness. In Oklahoma, the R-value should be at least a 30 per code. We exceed this standard, making your new home operate more efficiently.

Click here for more information, or call Holly today at (405) 410-2208 to learn more about how our energy-efficient homes can reduce costs on your energy bills!

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