We at Otero Signature Homes are proud to build custom homes that have earned the ENERGY STAR label. ENERGY STAR qualified new homes are at least 20% more energy efficient than homes built to the minimum code requirements. We build ENERGY STAR qualified homes which are independently verified by a third-party Home Energy Rater to ensure they meet ENERGY STAR energy efficiency guidelines. These custom built homes are not only exquisite, but better for the environment and better for you.
Benefits of custom building one of our ENERGY STAR qualified new homes include:
A Label Backed by the Federal Government
All ENERGY STAR qualified new homes are certified to meet EPA's strict guidelines for energy efficiency. This exemplary performance is verified by an independent third party.
Lower Utility Costs
Compared with standard homes, ENERGY STAR qualified new homes use substantially less energy for heating, cooling, and hot water heating. Homeowners can expect to save substantially on their utility bills.
More Comfortable/Quieter Homes
The energy-efficient features of ENERGY STAR qualified new homes keep out excessive heat, cold, and noise, and ensure consistent temperatures between and across rooms-making these homes more comfortable to live in.
Helping to Create a Better Future
By purchasing an ENERGY STAR qualified new home, you are joining millions of consumers who have changed to ENERGY STAR, helping our nation reduce our energy needs and building a cleaner environment for the future.
Maintains Resale Value
The ENERGY STAR label and score is clearly marked on your electrical panel and is fully transferable to future homeowners.
Features of our ENERGY STAR qualified new homes include:
Properly installed insulation that meets or exceeds national code requirements helps achieve even temperatures throughout the house while using less energy. The result is lower utility costs and a quieter, more comfortable home.
Advanced window coatings help keep heat in during winter and out during summer. They also block damaging ultraviolet sunlight that can discolor carpets and furniture.
Tight Construction and Tight Ducts
Attention to detail by sealing all holes, cracks, and seams in ducts and construction assemblies helps eliminate drafts, moisture, dust, pests, and pollen. This improves comfort and the quality of indoor air, while lowering maintenance costs.
Energy-Efficient Heating and Cooling Equipment
More efficient and properly sized heating and cooling systems use less energy, which reduces utility bills. These systems also turn on and off less frequently, removing more humidity and providing better comfort.
Learn more about ENERGY STAR qualified new homes at http://www.energystar.gov/.
The best place to find information about energy efficiency tax credits is http://www.energystar.gov/taxcredits.
For information about special financing available to buyers of ENERGY STAR qualified homes, visit http://www.energystar.gov/mortgages.