The Way to Build a Home!
Today’s new homes are much more efficient in comparison to homes built just a decade ago. Our homes are more affordable to maintain, comfortable and have a higher value.
With home energy costs skyrocketing day after day, it only makes sense to find out how energy efficient a home really is. The U.S. Department of Energy estimates that houses built in line with Energy Smart guidelines use 50% less energy than older existing homes.
At Taylor Homes, our average HERS score is a crazy low 65! That means we are building New homes that use:
·50% less energy than Existing homes (yes, that’s half as much energy use)
·15% less energy than Standard new homes
·FREE to you—it’s a Standard Feature at Taylor Homes!
What is the HERS index?
The RESNET HERS Index is the industry standard by which a home’s energy efficiency is measured. The HERS or Home Energy Rating System was developed by RESNET and is the nationally recognized system for inspecting and calculating a home’s energy performance. Certified RESNET Home Energy Raters conduct inspections to verify a home’s energy performance and determine what improvements can be made to increase it.
The LOWER the HERS index the more energy efficient a home is.
At Taylor Homes, our index number is set at a minimum of 85, meaning… Lower energy costs for YOU, the Taylor Homes homeowner.
What the numbers really mean…
A standard new home is awarded a rating of 100 on the HERS Index. The lower a home rates the more energy efficient it is. Therefore, a new Taylor Homes rating of 65 on the HERS Index is 35% more efficient than the Standard new home and is 50% more efficient than an existing home
= (that means money in YOUR pocket)
“We got our first full month’s electric bill. Only $122!! Our other house was only 8 years old cost almost double that in the summer and it was only 1200 square feet!” Andrew.H
For more information about the RESNET HERS Index, visit www.resnet.us/home-energy-ratings