When shopping for a new home, Energy efficiency is one of the main factors considered. With that in mind, Beazer Homes takes additional steps to ensure our homes meet the latest ENERGY STAR® requirements. Every Beazer home is built to ENERGY STAR standards, is tested, and receives an individual ENERGY STAR certification. This means that Beazer homes are built to conserve energy and reduce your monthly costs. For example, Beazer Homes in the Houston, TX area are currently built with spray foam insulation which saves on energy costs and lowers utility bills. Studies by the US Department of Energy show that 40% of a home’s energy is lost as the result of air infiltration through walls, windows and doorways. Therefore buildings & homes treated with spray foam insulation typically insulate as much as 50% better than if built traditional insulation products. Here are a few other benefits of Spray Foam Insulation:
- Spray foam insulation creates a moisture barrier. Mold grows in damp environments. An effective moisture barrier, like spray foam insulation, will prevent the growth of mold. Less mold means you and your family are less likely to suffer the health effects caused by living in a moldy environment.
- It fills gaps and cracks around pipes and between joints where outside air can get into your home. By sealing these areas that typically allow hot and cold air from the outside in, your indoor heating and air system can to take a break and run less frequently, allowing you to save money on your monthly energy bills.
- Spray foam insulation makes it much more difficult for pests to find an entrance into your home. Neither insects nor rodents find spray foam insulation enticing. Therefore, these unwanted pests won’t chew through the insulation and enter your home like they would with other types of home insulation’s.
- Spray foam reduces noise levels in your home by blocking outside annoyances, such as traffic. A quiet home is a peaceful home, and is one more reason why spray foam insulation contributes to the over-all comfort of a new home.
If you’re looking for a new home near Houston, TX and want to enjoy all the benefits that spray foam insulation has to offer, please visit our website for more information. Keep up with Beazer Homes’ latest events and specials on Facebook and Twitter.