2x6 Construction

95% EFF Furnace

Dryer Vent

Energy Efficient Kasson Keller Windows

Energy Star Bathroom Vent Fans

Energy Star Components

Energy Star Components

Fireplace

HVAC Vent Wrapping

Insulation

Insulation

Open Floor Plan

Programable Thermostat

Tankless Water Heater

Touchless Water Heater, Central Vacum & Electric Panel

Touchless Water Faucet

Energy Efficiency

Cape Cod Energy Efficient Home BuilderPrime Homes has always taken energy efficiency very seriously. We design our homes around energy consumption. We want our customer to live in the most energy efficient home possible. Our homes are much tighter than existing homes creating less energy loss through the walls, windows and other areas.  This will save you money on utility and energy costs every year. Theses energy features will also increase the health, durability and value of the home.

What is energy efficiency?
It’s using less energy in products that need to perform, while saving the environment and saving on energy costs.

Energy Efficient Appliances Check out the energy saving features:

  • Furnace
  • HVAC System
  • Water Heater
  • Lighting
  • Insulation
  • Windows
  • Ventilation Fans
  • Tight Construction

Is your home Energy Efficient?
– Click here for a checklist.

Is your home tested?
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Energy Codes & Terms

healthy home heating & air logoPrime Homes uses Products, materials, and offer various  construction techniques (ie) open floor plans which work together in perfect harmony to create better air quality and ventilation.

Water Conserving

We use products that have water saving features for example swipe motion kitchen faucets to save on wasted water.

 

HERS Rated Energy Star

The HERS Rating was enacted with the addition of the Stretch Code. The HERS rating is an energy audit of a home. The HERS rating is calculated by a set of building plans for the home, which calculate energy loads and consumption. The rating is also calculated by conducting 2 types of tests, which are the blower door test and duct test. After the tests are completed a rating or number is given. The HERS rating is based on a scale of 0 to 100. The lower the score the better or more energy efficient the home is. To comply with the stretch code the maximum number is 70 for homes under 3000 sq ft and 65 for homes greater than 3000 sq ft. Each point is a 1% decrease in energy consumption.

home energy raters

2012 IECC Stretch Code

On July 9th 2013 Massachusetts adopted the 2012 IECC energy code and will go into effect July 1st 2014. This code will be the standard energy code for all of Massachusetts. This code also is approximately 50% better in energy efficiency than existing homes allowing the customer to save on energy costs and create a friendlier green home.