Did you know that October is National Energy Awareness Month?
In 1991, President George Bush gave the month of October this special designation, and each year the Department of Energy offers special educational resources about energy and conservation. Fall is a great time to focus on energy conservation as we head into the winter months—a time we typically use more energy to keep our homes warmer.
The great news for Goodall homeowners is that every home we build is designed to the highest energy standards. In fact, our energy program exceeds industry standards!
And Goodall’s commitment to value means we offer this unrivaled energy efficiency at the most competitive price available. When you combine the quality and efficiency of a Goodall home with the utility savings you’ll see thanks to our aggressive energy standards, the value proposition is unbeatable.
Goodall homes have state-of-the-art features that are all designed to increase the comfort and efficiency of your home. Let’s take a look at some of them:
- Efficient HVAC systems. Every home is equipped with an appropriately sized heating and air conditioning unit that is designed to operate at the highest efficiency. And all the ductwork in your home is sealed to Energy Star specifications. Programmable thermostats make it easy to keep your home comfortable and your HVAC system operating at peak efficiency.
- Advanced water and air infiltration protection. Our homes feature house wrap, window flashing, and structural sheathing to protect your home against air and water infiltration that can cause damage over time and dramatically impact energy efficiency.
- Maximum insulation. We use R49 insulation in the attic to keep your home cool in the summer and warm in the winter. We use 25% more attic insulation than a typical code-built home. In the walls, we use R13 insulation that we face staple to maximize effectiveness and minimize air infiltration. Every seam is caulked and sealed with Energy Star caulking to make your home as airtight as possible. Plus, we use advanced framing techniques to maximize the amount of insulation in your home’s walls.
- Low E windows. These innovative window designs minimize the heat transfer from the sun to the inside of your home, helping your HVAC maintain steady indoor temperatures while using the least amount of energy possible.
- LED lighting. We install modern LED lighting throughout your home, giving you a low-cost lighting solution that pays real dividends. Not only do you save money on your light bill, but you also get the added benefit of reduced heat generation from LED bulbs. That means your HVAC system can run more efficiently to save even more on your annual energy costs.
Goodall homes are designed with energy-saving features, up-to-date technology, and everything you need to stay comfortable and safe throughout the winter months.
What better way to celebrate Energy Awareness Month than by taking a look at everything Goodall Homes has to offer? Schedule an appointment with one of our new home consultants today!