Before the 1970's if the house was cold, home owners would simply turn up the heat, however as time has passed and utility costs have dramatiically increased, people have resorted to more affordable options such as putting on a warm sweater and wool socks.
The blue Energy Star symbol has quickly become a recognized brand and we continue to meet informed clients looking for homes qualifying as Energy Star properties.
Energy Star homes are roughly 20% more efficient than those built to meet standar building code. This results in a more comfortable living environment where temperatures and humidity levels are easier to maintain, utility bills are lower and your carbon foot print is slightly smaller -- for those of you with a green thumb.
A Heat Recovery Ventilator (HRV) is an integral part of the Energy Star program. The ventilation system is designed for use in colder weather to replace stale warm air from inside the house with fresh air, outside. During this process the system is able to recover up to 85% of the heat from the outgoing air and trasnsfer it into the cooler incoming air. This is a very efficient alternative to cranking the furnace and opening windows for fresh air.
Energy Star ratings extend to components such as windows, insulation and your mechanical systems but go beyond the structure and main components to appliances as well. As the world turns to a more environmentally friendly concept, purchasing more efficient homes, appliances, cars, etc. have become top of mind.
If you're in the market to purchase a home and want to know more about energy star rated homes, contact us for more information.
Ariel Kormendy: 647.464.0957 (Direct) Sales Representative
Adrian Trott: 416.707.8401 (Direct) Sales Representative
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