Ever wonder why some people have lower bills than others? It’s not just good luck. Sometimes it has to do with square footage — if a home is bigger, the energy use might be higher. But often, the energy efficiency of the home plays a big role in how much utilities cost every month.
While an older home or apartment may have charm and character, you might be paying for that in ways you didn’t expect through the appliances, windows and aged construction. When you buy a new construction home with Starlight Homes, you’re guaranteed a few advantages in this department.
New AppliancesModern technology is designed with energy efficiency in mind. All of our homes come with brand new ovens, stoves, microwaves and dishwashers that are all built to higher standards than older appliances.
You can have easier cooking and cleaning experiences with your brand new stainless steel appliances, all while keeping your monthly costs down. Spend more of your hard-earned money on whipping up a nice meal and less on bills.
New WindowsOld, drafty windows are not a homeowner’s best friend. They can let in cold air in the winter and hot air in the summer, which raises your heating and cooling bills. In fact, heat gain and loss through windows account for up to 30% of residential heating and cooling energy use.
When you buy a Starlight home, you get brand new windows throughout the house to keep your home comfortable and your energy use down.
Programmable Thermostats & New HVACsIt’s too hot. Now it’s too cold. Changing the temperature on the thermostat too often, or turning it on and off frequently, can lead to higher energy bills. That’s because it takes more work for the system to raise and lower temperatures dramatically.
With a programmable thermostat you can set the temperatures you’d like throughout the day while keeping a more steady, energy-saving airflow going in your home.
All of our homes are also built with right-sized HVACs, meaning they are sized specifically for the home. Not too big, not too small, so they aren't under utilized or over worked.
New ConstructionPre-owned homes might stand the test of time but probably not without some wear and tear. Brand new, high-quality construction is one of the many benefits of buying a new Starlight home. We built to the highest standards to prevent drafts and leaks. What happens outside stays outside.
The cost of living anywhere — whether you buy with us or rent somewhere else — includes your monthly utility bills. At Starlight Homes, we believe in making homeownership more accessible and affordable for everyone. That’s one of the reasons why energy efficiency is important to us, and why all of our homes are built with these savings in mind.
If you’re ready to take the step towards homeownership we’re ready to guide you every step of the way. Contact us today to set up an appointment to ask questions or tour a home.