Monday, April 20, 2015

Add Comfort and Save with an Energy Star Home

An Energy Star Home provides you with a more comfortable home as well as one that will save you money with lower operating costs than one not built to the same standards.  ENERGY STAR is a U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) voluntary program that helps businesses and individuals save money and protect our climate through superior energy efficiency.”  You can learn more at

Each Jensen house manufacturer (with few exceptions) builds their homes to obtain an Energy Star label. Typically, Manufactured Housing builders utilize a “Performance Path [which] is based on a customized package of upgrades” to obtained the desired energy efficiency.

Lowering monthly expenses is on everyone’s minds.  Money we don’t need to pay for electric, gas or oil each month is a dollar we can use to pay down credit card bills, the mortgage, or into our savings.

Buying a new Energy Star Home complete with Energy Star rated appliances reduces your monthly expenses below that of comparable homes and appliances.  In fact, buying an Energy Star Home may even qualify you for a larger home and mortgage due to the expected lower expenses.  And once you have made the modest upfront investment, an energy efficient home pays you back every month with lower utility bills.

Manufactured homes are inherently tighter and less drafty than many site built homes.  They are built in climate controlled environments, the framing lumber is more typically cut on larger and more accurate saws, and floor, wall and roof systems are framed on jigs to ensure good fit.  The additional sealing, gasketing, and insulation typically needed to make a manufacturer’s homes Energy Star are easily completed in the factory setting.

So besides the money you can save with an Energy Star Home, you get the added comfort of a tightly built house.

Find out more about Jensen’s Comfort Design Homes at and “Get in on the Good Life!”