Energy Smart Home Features
- 98+% EFFICIENT GAS FURNACE*
Carrier Infinity System, removes more than 95% of the heat from the fuel, operates a variable speed motor which only runs at the speed necessary to heat or cool for superior efficiency.
- HIGH-EFFICIENCY 17 SEER AIR CONDITIONING*
Carrier Infinity System with Puron®, a refrigerant that doesn’t damage the ozone layer.
- PROGRAMMABLE THERMOSTATS
allows you to pre-set your heating and cooling cycles.
- MULTIPLE HEATING AND COOLING ZONES
let you maintain different temperature in each zone to save energy and increase comfort.
- 98+% EFFICIENT ENERGY STAR® QUALIFIED TANK LESS HOT WATER HEATERS*
by Navien®, uses 31% less energy than standard tank water heaters, saving you money on utility bills.
- HIGH-PERFORMANCE, VINYL CLAD WOOD, LOW-E WINDOWS
by KOHLTECH reduces heat loss through the window glass, while saving energy.
- ENERGY STAR® QUALIFIED APPLIANCES
with the ENERGY STAR® label appliances can use up to 50% less energy than non-ENERGY STAR® models.
- 2″x 6″ WALL STUDS
adds 2 inches of insulation for an R-19 to exterior walls, better energy efficiency and lowers heating and cooling costs.
- INSULATED INTERIOR R-10 BASEMENT WALLS
help keep your basement comfortable all year round by reducing heat loss through the foundation.
- INSULATED EXTERIOR DOORS R-11.5
with one inch thick glass assists in keeping cold and heat at bay, and help lower heating and cooling costs.
- INSULATED ROOF R-49 ATTIC CEILING
where insulation run to all the roof eaves allowing for a tight fit and air seal in the attic, resulting in a better-insulated home.
- WEATHERMATE® HOUSE WRAP PLUS
by Dow gives superior protection against the elements which reduces air infiltration by tightly sealing the building envelope, improves the energy efficiency, air quality, and comfort of your home.
- WATER-CONSERVING FIXTURES*
by KOHLER® allow today’s toilets, shower heads, and faucets to use less water while still maintaining performance.
- AIR DUCTS REMAIN INSIDE THE HOMES INSULATED AREA
no cold/warm air ever travels through an un-insulated space. This means NO ENERGY LOST.
(*Items maybe optional at some communities)
How a Product Earns the ENERGY STAR label:
ENERGY STAR is the trusted, government-backed symbol for energy efficiency helping us all save money and protect the environment through energy-efficient products and practices.
The ENERGY STAR label was established to:
Reduce greenhouse gas emissions and other pollutants caused by the inefficient use of energy; and Make it easy for consumers to identify and purchase energy-efficient products that offer savings on energy bills without sacrificing performance, features, and comfort.
By Carrier homes are some of the highest Energy Efficient homes in the area.
Home buyers are becoming increasingly interested in green building, energy efficiency and the impact on the planet. That’s because the energy used in homes often comes from the burning of fossil fuels at power plants, which contributes to smog, acid rain, and risks of global warming. So, the less energy used, the less air pollution generated.
An ENERGY SMART home can include a variety of ‘tried-and-true’ energy-efficient features that contribute to improved home quality and homeowner comfort, and to lower energy demand and reduced air pollution.