That’s why so many people who build their own homes or are able to customize a new townhome or bungalow are taking advantage of the benefits of Energy Star appliances.
Customizable options like Energy Star appliances (and windows) allows you to turn your dream home into a reality — giving you the options you want, while also reducing your carbon footprint and saving on utilities.
Customizing your own home means you can maximize efficiency by only including the appliances you’ll actually use.
What is Energy Star?
Energy Star is a label that products receive after being tested for energy efficiency. Energy Star is backed by both the American and Canadian governments.
Since 1992, Energy Star has helped families and businesses in America save 450 trillion kilowatt-hours of energy, which amounts to roughly $450 billion in savings.
When you’re buying a new custom home, choosing to go green with Energy Star products gives you control over energy efficiency in several ways.
Installing Energy Star certified windows and doors leads to a better insulated home. Compared to standard double-pane windows found in new homes, Energy Star certified windows can reduce your carbon emissions by an impressive amount.
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Appliances account for about 11% of energy usage in an average home, so it’s important that the appliances you install run efficiently, without sacrificing performance. Energy Star products that can be installed in custom homes include dishwashers, washing machines, refrigerators, and more, giving you more control over every aspect of your life.
Are There Other Benefits?
Aside from saving on overall costs, choosing to move into a green home includes plenty of non-monetary benefits:
Make your home air-tight: Green homes are designed to be air-tight, which makes your home better-insulated and reduces how hard your air conditioner or heater has to work.
All the homes built by Blythwood Homs are Energy Star Certified, are tested by independent specialists who certify the high air-tight standards. Energy-efficient air exchangers are also standard with Blythwood’s new homes ensuring that stale air is being expelled, while fresh, filtered air is being brought into your home.
Your new home also comes equipped with a rough in electric car charger so you will be ready for the next wave of electric vehicles.
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Many customizable homes now include the option to install energy-efficient appliances, which can save on utility costs and reduce your carbon footprint. By choosing Energy Star products, you will have better control over the energy consumption in your new home.
By choosing to go green, you will see immediate benefits — while future generations will also benefit.
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