Q. What is the key to building an “Energy Smart” home?
A. The key to designing and building “Energy Smart” is to look at your home as a system. Merely having reasonable insulation levels or good windows is not a guarantee of high performance. Compromising on commonly overlooked energy details could seriously undermine the benefits of the other components.For example, you could buy a very good window, but if the area around the frame is not well sealed and insulated, they may still be drafty and uncomfortable. Similarly, you may have very high levels of insulation, but if it is not properly installed it may perform to only half of its rated level. Therefore, our system includes improved building elements and construction techniques to shield the living space from the outdoors. It includes the wall and roof assemblies, insulation, air/vapor retarders, windows, and weather-stripping and caulking.
Q. What will an “Energy Smart” home provide?
A. It will provide you with a lifetime of energy savings, consistent comfort in each room of your home, a healthier living environment, and peace of mind.
Q. Is an “Energy Smart” home better than just a code built home?
A. Yes! A code built home simply passes minimum requirements. An “Energy Smart” home exceeds code requirement using building science based, systems approach, delivering “better” protection against cold, heat, draft, pollution, moisture, and noise. An “Energy Smart” home helps ensure consistent temperatures between rooms, improved indoor air quality, and superior durability.
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