New homes and additions are designed and built to standards well above most other homes on the market today, delivering energy efficiency savings of up to 30 percent when compared to typical new homes. A new home that has earned the ENERGY STAR label has undergone a process of inspections, testing, and verification to meet strict requirements set by the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA), delivering better quality, better comfort, and better durability. South Mountain Builders – experienced home builders servicing the greater Frederick County, Washington County and Hagerstown, MD area – has a vested interest in building homes that are more cost-effective to live in for residents.
One way to increase energy efficiency in your home includes geothermal energy derived from the earth. Geothermal power requires no fuel (except for pumps) and is, therefore immune to cost fluctuations. However, capital costs can be significant. High efficiency HVAC equipment can also help to reduce energy consumption.