The Power Moves Home program is changing the way builders and homeowners think about energy efficiency. Homes built to the program’s standards are typically 40 percent more efficient than a traditional home. That means they use less energy, cost less to live in, and are more comfortable all year long.
How does the program work? First, we’ll meet with your builder to discuss the program requirements. Next, a Home Energy Rating System® (HERS) rater is assigned to the project to verify these requirements are met before and during construction. Finally, you’ll receive a full energy-efficiency report that includes a HERS rating for your home. All of this is provided for free to homeowners and builders, and, of course, you can be involved every step of the way!
Kim and Rebecca Ebert recently completed construction of their Power Moves Home on Dallas Lake. The Eberts’ home achieved a score of 46 which makes it 54% more efficient and qualified them to receive additional money on top of their equipment rebates. They were able to achieve this number by utilizing heat pump technology for both water heating and their heating ventilation and air conditioning (HVAC) systems. They also encapsulated their attic which means a tighter building envelope and less energy loss. Read on to learn more about building a home that costs less to own (and keeps you more comfortable).
Benefits of a Power Moves Home
What makes a Power Moves Home unique? Our high standards for energy efficiency. Here are some of the benefits illustrating why your next home should be a Power Moves Home:
Know your new home’s heating and cooling costs up front. Power Moves Homes cost an average of 26 cents per square foot annually to heat, and just 4 cents per square foot annually to cool! And you’ll have peace of mind with the Power Moves Home heating and cooling cost guarantee.
A third-party rater and a local energy advisor help your building team so the home performs at its best.
Access to experienced energy professionals before you build lets you tweak parts of your home before costly change orders are needed.
No need to worry about the air you breathe in your home. Each Power Moves Home has a mechanical ventilation system customized to your home’s size and occupants.
Rebates help make expensive, high performance technologies and techniques more affordable and easier to incorporate into your new home.
NOTE: These specs are not inclusive of all program qualifications. Homes must be registered prior to construction start, blueprints submitted for review and builders trained. in addition to all specs being verified by an approved HERS rater before a home can be program certified. To start the process, please contact Jake Taylor, energy advisor at LaGrange County REMC.