HERS Index Ratings (between 42 – 46)
All Home Creations new homes have a HERS Rating of 42 to 46. The Home Energy Rating System (HERS) Index is the industry standard by which a home’s energy efficiency is measured. The HERS Index is the most in-depth assessment on energy efficiency. This assessment takes into account all variables that can affect the energy efficiency of a home. These factors include: exterior walls, attic, windows, doors, heating and cooling systems, duct work, water heating systems, lighting, and appliances. Every Home Creations home is verified by the HERS home energy rating assessment, which is conducted by a certified RESNET energy rater.
Navien Tankless Water Heater
Enjoy the luxury of not running out of hot water. Tankless water heaters also eliminate the extra cost of keeping gallons of hot water in a storage tank, wasting less energy. In fact, Home Creations uses tankless water heaters that are 97% efficient, which are the highest rated Energy Star gas water heaters. Also, the dual stainless steel heat exchangers resist corrosion better than copper, which is commonly used in other tankless water systems.
Radiant Barrier Decking
Radiant barrier decking is a highly reflective material that reflects radiant heat, rather than absorbing radiant heat. This reduces radiant heat gain in the attic. This type of decking will help keep the temperature of the attic cooler on hot summer months and therefore creating less pressure on HVAC systems to work harder and longer, in return prolonging the life of your HVAC unit. Not to mention, the attic will have less extreme temperature changes.
Low-E Thermalpane Tilt-In Vinyl Windows with Argon Gas
The low-E coating reduces the amount of UV rays in conditioned space. The space between the double panes is filled with Argon gas as opposed to air, which reduces the amount of heat loss, heat gain or heat radiation coming into the home. This can also prevent sun damage to curtains and furniture.
All light fixtures from Home Creations include LED lighting. These bulbs have many benefits such as: more energy efficient, ecologically friendly, durable, longer lasting, zero UV emissions, and the use of lower voltage; just to name a few.
*Exception is under cabinet lights. Wellington and Wellington Elite homes permitted after May 1, 2018 will have LED under cabinet lights.
R-44 Attic Insulation
R-44 attic insulation is used to help regulate temperature, keeping the home comfortable; and to make the home more energy efficient. The “R” is the measure of thermal resistance and the higher the R-value, the greater the insulating effectiveness. In Oklahoma, the R-value should be at least a 30 for attics per code. Home Creations exceeds this standard, making your home operate more efficiently.
Home Creations uses an HVAC system that has a 96% efficient furnace with a 16 SEER condensers.
Seams in boot are sealed with mastic before sheetrock is installed, followed by caulking around the gap after sheetrock to prevent air leakage. Sealing holes and cracks in the duct systems also reduce drafts, moisture, dust, pollen and noise; keeping the home more comfortable.