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People rarely ask me about the energy efficiency of our homes.  Why is this?  People never buy a car without comparing it's gas mileage to the competition. Why would you make the largest investment of your life without doing the same?

The HERS Index is the nationally recognized way to give a home a "gas mileage", or rate it's utility usage.  Many builders in Omaha, and across the country build homes that are just "built to code".  This is the absolute least a builder can provide in a home that is allowed by law.  Think about that.  

A home built to minimum code would receive a HERS score of 100.  Every home The Home Company has ever built has been third party tested and given an individual HERS score.  These scores typically rate between 48 and 60.  This means the anticipated energy usage for the home is 48% to 60% of the usage of the competitors new home that was just built to code.  These houses could be right next door to each other.

Many existing homes in Omaha can test at 200 or higher.

Saving $100/month on utilities is the cost of two plane tickets to anywhere in the United States every year that you live in your home!

I would like to see more people consider this while house hunting.  If you are in a model and the builder or agent can't tell you the HERS score, keep looking.  They are more than likely pocketing more and offering you a lesser product.

If you're a geek like me and would like to know more about the HERS Index, CLICK HERE.

Happy house hunting!



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Too Stressed to Buy a New Home?  Maybe you're existing home is adding stress to your life?  You may be amazed what more living area, a larger walk in pantry, or an organized drop zone area might do for you and your family.KeepCalmMug

Often people are intimidated by all of the decisions that come along with building a new home.  We work along side wonderful, passionate people who make sure you are enjoying the process and do not become overwhelmed.  They will help you stay on task & have fun building the home you've always wanted.

See one of our sales associates at our Palisades model.  It's located at 17213 Sage St.

Have a happy and safe weekend!

Nick & Dave



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