Buying New? Then Buy Green with Georgia Power’s EarthCents Program
Georgia Power’s EarthCents program is a portfolio of energy-efficient programs and features offered by the company that provides customers with ways to save energy and money while also helping to protect the environment. The program also encourages customers to learn more about energy-efficiency while providing them with helpful tools that they can use to make improvements to their home that are better for both the environment and their wallet.
In addition to the portfolio of energy-efficient programs offered by Georgia Power, its EarthCents New Home program provides buyers with brand new homes that already have built-in quality and comfort. This program provides a better value for homeowners and the environment through a variety of energy efficient features that are included in the newly-built home.
EarthCents New Home uses a whole-house approach to energy efficiency, and some of the features included in these homes are properly installed insulation in walls and attics, properly sealed duct work, weather-stripped doors and windows, high-efficiency heating and cooling equipment and more.
Buyers who purchase an EarthCents New Home can enjoy peace of mind knowing that their home has been independently certified, verifying the energy performance of the home. In order to be verified as an EarthCents New Home, there are a number of qualifications new construction must meet:
- The home must pass a Home Energy Rating Systems (HERS) test.
- The home must use Georgia Power as its provider.
- All of the home’s heating systems must be electrical.
New home builders also benefit from taking part in the Georgia Power EarthCents New Home program because they can distinguish themselves in the market as an energy-efficient builder.
If you are searching for a new home in metro Atlanta, make sure your real estate professional shows you certified EarthCents New Homes. To learn more about the program, watch the full video or visit the Georgia Power EarthCents site here.