Reason No. 18 as to why you should buy a Home Creations home is that we have low HERS scores! HERS stands for Home Energy Rating System and is the industry standard by which a home’s energy efficiency is measured. The HERS assessment takes into account all variables that can affect the energy efficiency of a home. This includes exterior walls, the attic, insulation, windows, doors, heating and cooling systems, duct work, water heating systems, lighting and appliances.
This means with a HERS rating of 42, the home is 58% more energy efficient compared to the home building standards that were established in 2006 and is 88% more efficient than the typical resale home. This score means roughly $1,750 in energy savings per year!
Every Home Creations home is verified by the Home Energy Rating Assessment, which is conducted by a certified RESNET energy rater. Click here for more information about the HERS Index.
Here is a list of what makes our HERS scores so low:
Tankless Water Heater
Home Creations installs Navien tankless water heaters that eliminates the extra costs of keeping gallons of hot water in a storage tank, making the home more energy efficient. The bonus to using these tankless water heaters is that you never run out of hot water!
Radiant Barrier Decking
The radiant barrier decking reflects radiant heat rather than absorbing radiant heat. This reduces radiant heat gain in the attic, keeping the attic cool during the summer and warm during the winter.
Low-E Thermalpane tilt-in vinyl windows
The low-E coating in these windows reduces the amount of UV rays in conditioned spaces. The space between the double panes is filled with Argon gas, which reduces the amount of heat loss, heat gain or heat radiation coming into the home.
Besides being energy efficient, LED lights are ecologically friendly, durable, longer lasting, zero UV emissions and use lower voltage.
R-44 Attic Insulation
R-44 attic insulation is used to help regulate temperatures, keeping the home comfortable and more energy efficient. The “R” is the measure of thermal resistance. A higher R-value means the insulation is more effective. In Oklahoma, the R-value should be at least 30 per code.
Home Creations uses a duct system that is 96% efficient with 16 SEER condensers.