Rouse Chamberlin Homes + HERS = Savings
WHAT IS THE HERS INDEX?
The Home Energy Ratings System (HERS®) Index is a measurement system for how a home’s energy efficiency is measured. The lower home score equals a more energy efficient home and that equals higher savings and lower energy bills for the Homeowner!
A home with a HERS® Index Score of 62 is 38% More Energy Efficient than a standard new home. A home with a HERS® Index Score of 130 is 30% Less Efficient than a standard new home.
HOW DO YOU MEASURE QUALITY?
Rouse Chamberlin builds these energy efficient features into every single home.
Properly installed insulation with higher R-value helps keep heat in during winter and out during the summer.
AIR SEALING & WATER PROTECTION
Sealing leaks, cracks and gaps throughout the home and around equipment reduces drafts and energy bills.
SEALED & INSULATED DUCT SYSTEM
Well-sealed and insulated duct systems reduce air loss by as much as 20% for greater comfort.
HIGH EFFICIENCY HEATING EQUIPMENT
More efficient than standard models when sized and installed properly.
The Low-E coating reflects heat back to its source so it helps your home stay cooler in the summer and warmer in the winter.
TYPAR HOUSE WRAP
Housewrap functions as a weather-resistant barrier, preventing rain from getting into the wall assembly while allowing water vapor to pass to the exterior.
ARGON GAS FILLED WINDOWS
This gas acts as an insulator, working in both summer and winter to keep interiors protected from outside temperatures.
LED & COMPACT FLUORESCENT LIGHTING
Longer-lasting and more energy efficient than incandescent bulbs, reducing energy usage by 35-75%.
The HERS Index® is a registered trademark of the Residential Energy Services Network (“RESNET”), a 501(c)(3) non-profit organization. The HERS (“Home Energy Rating System”) Index allows buyers to compare the relative energy efficiency of different homes. The HERS Index home energy rating is determined by an independent RESNET-certified home energy rater (“Rater”). The lower a home’s score, the more energy efficient it is in comparison to the HERS reference home. For every one-point decrease in the HERS Index score, there is a corresponding one percent (1%) reduction in energy consumption as compared to a home with a HERS Index of 100. Using RESNET’S energy efficiency software, the Rater determines a home’s energy rating by analyzing the home’s construction plans and performing onsite inspections; the HERS rating provided by Rouse Chamberlin Homes are confirmed ratings of sample homes. Rouse Chamberlin does not warrant or guarantee that the home as-built or as used by its occupants will achieve the stated HERS Index score or that the amount of energy costs shown, if shown on the label, is accurate or will be achieved. Rouse Chamberlin Homes does not represent that all homes sold by Rouse Chamberlin Homes have been individually rated. Further, an energy rating score may or may not factor in all options and/or upgrades available to be installed in the home. As a home and its equipment age, the HERS rating for that home will change, as a home will become less energy efficient over time. Rouse Chamberlin Homes does not warrant or guarantee the monthly or annual utility bills for the home. For more information regarding RESNET and the HERS Index, you are encouraged to visit RESNET’S website, www.resnet.us Rouse Chamberlin Homes has no business interest in RESNET or any Rater. Rouse Chamberlin Homes reserves the right to modify or vary features or components which are constructed in accordance with applicable laws.