If your air conditioner has been going full blast, you may be dreading your energy bills. Not if you purchased a new home from Perry Homes or Beazer Homes in Amira. Both builders construct their homes with an eye toward lowering those bills with advanced building materials, design and technology. Their homes actually help you save money. How? Take a look.
Look to Your Windows
Older homes tend to have fewer and smaller windows, forcing homeowners to turn on lights during the day. Perry and Beazer design homes with oversized windows. These flood your home with natural light so you can keep your electric lights off during the day.
Not That the Lights Use Much Energy
Both of our builders go a step further when it comes to lighting. They install LED lights that are cooler and use less energy. Even in the evening when the lights are on, their contribution to your electric bill will be negligible.
Advanced Building Materials Keep You Comfortable
There have been a lot of advances in building science over the past decade. Perry and Beazer use these materials to help you feel cool in the summer and warm in the winter. Both builders use tinted, double-pane Low-E (low-emissive) sunglass windowpanes. These windows reflect heat in the summer. They help retain heat inside your home in the winter. Homes also use advanced fiberglass batt insulation. The R-value is the rating of the insulation. The larger the number, the better. The R-value of the insulation Perry uses in exterior walls is a minimum of R-13. Keeping the attic cool, keeps your house cooler. Our builders use TechShield, a thin, durable sheet of aluminum overlay laminated to oriented strand board (OSB). This prevents up to 97 percent of the sun’s radiant heat from entering the attic.
Check Your Appliances
The older appliances found in an older home tend to use a lot of electricity. New homes like those built by Perry and Beazer use ENERGY STAR® appliances to keep your energy bill down.
What’s the Score?
A HERS score is the nationally recognized system for inspecting and calculating a home’s energy performance. The lower the score, the better. On average, Beazer and Perry homes score in the 60s. The average new home scores 100. The average resale home scores 130.
Smart Homes Save Money
Having a smart home can save you money. Most home automation packages include smart thermostats that can learn your routine and automatically raise or lower temperatures. Smart lights can be turned off via an app. With Perry, “Smart Comes Standard.” That includes a Nest Thermostat E — one of the top brands of smart thermostats.
Certification is Important
You shouldn’t just take your builder’s word for it when it comes to energy efficiency. That’s why Beazer and Perry use third-party inspectors to ensure homes are up to state and national energy standards. Beazer Homes received the 2022 ENERGY STAR Partner of the Year – Sustained Excellence Award from the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) and the U.S. Department of Energy (DOE). This is the seventh consecutive year in which Beazer Homes has earned this designation.
Visit Perry, Beazer and Amira Today
Ready to save some money? Stop by Amira today and talk to the Perry and Beazer sales representatives. They can tell you more about the energy-efficient features built into every home.