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Eco-Friendly Homes

Home Energy Rating Sutem (HERS) makes a difference


The house is gorgeous, the price is right, but is it eco-friendly? Here are five major items to consider:


Five Questions:

1. Is there insulation in the attic? If so, what is the R-value – the higher the value the better.

2.If there is no insulation, how much insulation is appropriate and what would it cost?

3.Are the windows double-paned? Are they Energy Star rated or low-e coated?

4. What is the U-factor of the windows .35 or lower?

5. Does the home have  Home Energy Rating (HERS) home energy audit?

There are many web sites to access further information about buying and maintaining a ‘green’home. One such site is

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