Energy Efficient Homes
Hunter Quinn Homes is committed to building energy efficient homes that help conserve resources and also save money on utility bills. Before you close on your new home, we'll hire a third party inspector to calculate your home's energy performance on the HERS (Home Energy Rating System) Index. This nationally recognized system has become the industry standard for measuring a home's energy efficiency. The lower the HERS rating, the more energy efficient the home's performance.
A HERS rating is determined by a certified RESNET (Residential Energy Services Network) assessor who analyzes the construction plans and performs an on-site inspection of the home. Every home we build incorporates the following technologies and products at no additional cost to you in order to achieve the lowest possible HERS rating. At Hunter Quinn Homes, we take pride in our building practices that promote healthy living, environmental responsibility, and long-term value. Learn more about the HERS Index!
How We Conserve Environmental and Financial Resources
Healthier and More Efficient Duct Systems
Our HVAC equipment sizing and duct work is carefully calculated for each home plan, and each piece is carefully sealed to ensure that conditioned air is delivered as effectively as possible. We also have an independent 3rd party test our sealed ducts system, ensuring quality control and preventing leaks that cause the HVAC systems to work harder.
Energy Barriers That Deflect
A cooler attic means that your air conditioning system can work more efficiently. The energy barriers that we incorporate into our new homes deflect the sun’s heat which greatly helps to lower attic temperatures.
Tankless Water Heaters*
Not only are tankless water heaters more compact, but they also save up to 50% more energy compared to regular natural gas water heaters and up to 65% compared to electric water heaters.
We choose low-energy coated windows which can save up to 50% on energy compared to traditional windows. They also block ultra violet rays which can fade flooring and furniture over time.
Construction That Seals
Each home is carefully sealed to reduce air infiltration and improve the efficiency of the home. This tightening of the building envelope also helps prevent pollen from seeping into your home, keeping indoor air cleaner and healthier.
Improved Indoor Air Quality
Reduction of Volatile Organic Compounds (VOC's) in the home is achieved through the careful selection of products and processes used to build your home. Combined with our sealed construction, our attention to production selection is an important feature for buyers wanting to ensure high indoor air quality.
Brands and Features Recognized for Efficiency
Because energy and resource efficiency are not confined to a home's structure, we believe that the products and finishes we use inside the home are just as important. We've carefully chosen partnerships with some of the leading companies in the United States to provide you with the best quality flooring, appliances, and home accents that also help achieve our home efficiency building goals. Visit our Design Center to see these options for yourself!
*Depending on availability in our communities