Making more eco-friendly decisions has almost become a trend in the last few years, but it’s a bandwagon we at Yates Home Sales are happy to support. Keeping energy efficiency in mind is more than a trend, however. It’s an incredibly important aspect of home building, one that secures a more sustainable future for you and the planet as a whole. Working with a green builder to ensure your home is energy efficient is a win-win: you and your family save money and get better performance out of your home while saving energy that benefits everyone. As an Energy Star-certified energy-efficient modular home builder, Yates Home Sales has helped homeowners throughout North Carolina and Virginia create their perfect home with all the eco-friendly perks for years. One of the best parts of our job is helping home buyers save money. There’s nothing like getting to tell home buyers that they really can pay less to have more when they choose an energy-efficient modular home, and it starts with the way we build our homes.
The Perks of an Energy-Efficient Modular Home
So what does having an energy-efficient modular home mean? There are several benefits, but here are the top three:
- You’ll save money. That’s right. Energy conservation means money conservation. How often do you get an all-around perk like that? At Yates, we go the extra mile to make sure our modular homes are built fully sealed and well insulated, saving you hundreds of dollars a year on heating and cooling your home.
- It’s good for the planet. It’s no secret that using high amounts of energy results in a decrease of natural resources and an increase in pollution do to harmful emissions. The good news is that the US uses 56% less energy today than if we didn’t have energy-efficient technologies and policies. When we cut down on unnecessary energy use, we do our part to help preserve the planet for all.
- Your home will be more comfortable. When weather turns to one extreme or the other, being inside your home doesn’t feel like much of an escape if your house isn’t properly sealed. In the boiling hot summer months, the house gets stuffy, but you don’t want to continue cranking up the AC and running up your bill. The same goes for when cold air slips in and chills your house. In an energy-efficient home, you can be perfectly comfortable all year round without having to alter your heating and cooling so much you run up your energy bill.
At Yates Homes, we construct all of our modular homes to the energy efficiency standards set by our certifier, Energy Star. We also have an independent, third-party testing company that verifies that each of our new modular homes meet or exceed the Energy Star guidelines before they’re awarded an Energy Star seal. Our home buyers who utilize Duke Energy can also qualify for a small discount on their power bills because of their home’s Energy Star rating. In addition, we also use LP® TechShield® radiant-barrier sheathing, which is installed on the inside of the roof surface in the attic to lower attic temperatures and reduce cooling bills in the summer.
See? Win-win. So what are you waiting for? If you’re interested in saving on your next home by going modular and becoming more energy efficient, contact us today to find out more about how Yates Home Sales can make your eco-friendly dream home a reality!