ENERGY AUDITORS 717-943-2582


Benefits of the ENERGY STAR®  System:

For Homeowners:    
ENERGY STAR® homes utilize a "whole-house" approach, creating a home that will perform as a system.   The different elements that make up an ENERGY STAR®  home are designed to deliver a superior home that will out-perform and outlast standard code built homes.  The ENERGY STAR®  system focuses on:  

  1. High-Efficiency Heating & Cooling:  Designed for quieter, healthier operation with better efficiency and comfort.  (Read more) 
  2. ​A Complete Thermal Enclosure System:  air sealing, high-quality windows, and properly installed insulation provide better comfort for occupants.   Each element is inspected and verified by the ENERGY STAR®  Verification Partner.  (Read more)  
  3. ​Efficient Lighting & Appliances:  High-efficiency appliances and bulbs yield significant savings.  (Read more)  
  4. ​Water Protection System:  Best practices from foundation to roof ensure greater durability and better IAQ.  (Read more) 
  5. Independent Inspections and Testing: All ENERGY STAR®  homes have been independently tested & verified.  (Read more)   

For Builders:    

ENERGY STAR®  homes help builders to set themselves apart from their competition.   Standard homes that are built to the "code" are built to a minimum standard, not to a higher standard.  As one professional aptly said, "Congratulations.  You built a house to meet code.  You get a D-minus."   Some of the benefits of the Energy Star system for builders are:

  1. ENERGY STAR®  homes give market-differentiation and competitive advantage.  
  2. Fewer call-backs due to increased quality inspections.
  3. ENERGY STAR®  Certified homes give the home-buyer confidence and peace-of-mind about the builder's commitment to quality.
  4. The distinctive blue ENERGY STAR® label certifies to homebuyers that their home has been built to meticulous standards.
  5. ENERGY STAR® homes sell faster and at higher prices than standard homes.    
  6. Most energy companies in central Pennsylvania offer builder incentives for ENERGY STAR® homes.     

Builders can read more about program requirements here.   

​​ENERGY STAR®  Verification Service

We have helped contractors, builders, architects, and homeowners in Central Pennsylvania to build ENERGY STAR®  homes, which typically are 15-30% more efficient than code-built homes, while having better comfort and healthier indoor air.