Bowness Custom Homes is a proud builder of ENERGY STAR homes in Moore County.
ENERGY STAR is a joint program of the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency and the U.S. Department of Energy. To earn the ENERGY STAR rating, a home must meet certain guidelines. ENERGY STAR homes are 15% of 30% more energy efficient than a standard home.
Only an ENERGY STAR home qualifies for the 5% discount than Progress Energy offers on your monthly utility bills.
Properly installed and inspected insulation in floors, walls, and attics ensures even temperatures throughout the house, reduce energy use, and increased comfort.
High Performance windows
Energy efficient windows employ advanced technologies, such as protective coatings and improved framed, to help keep heat in during the winter and out during the summer. These windows also block damaging ultraviolet sunlight that can discolor carpets and furnishings.
Tight Construction and Ducts
Sealing holes and cracks in the home’s “envelope” and in heating and cooling duct systems helps reduce drafts, moisture, dust, pollen, and noise. A tightly sealed home improves comfort and indoor air quality while reducing utilities and maintenance.
Efficient Heating and Cooling Equipment
In addition to using less energy to operate, energy0efficient heating and cooling systems can be quieter, reduce indoor humidity, and improve the overall comfort of the home. When properly installed into a tightly sealed home, this equipment won’t have to work so hard to heat and cool the home.
There are a number of ENERGY STAR qualified appliances that have a reduced operating cost.
Independent Home Energy Rates conduct on-site testing and inspections to verify the energy efficiency measures, as well as insulation, air tightness, and duct sealing details.