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Why Should My Home be Energy Star-Certified?

November 17th, 2023 | 2 min. read

By Legacy Engineering

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Time, money, and energy resources are all things that you could save by your homes being Energy Star certified. Deciding to invest in an Energy Star certification is rooted in environmental responsibility, financial awareness, and overall improved quality. The substantial benefits of Energy Star certification for homes, highlight how it can lead to savings in time, money, and energy resources while also contributing to environmental sustainability. By investing in Energy Star certification, homeowners demonstrate a commitment to responsible environmental stewardship, financial prudence, and an overall improved quality of life.

One of the primary advantages of Energy Star-certified homes is the long-term savings they offer through enhanced energy efficiency. These homes are designed to minimize energy consumption and lower utility bills, resulting in significant financial benefits over time. By adhering to the stringent standards set by the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA), homeowners not only reduce their carbon footprint but also potentially save hundreds of dollars on their monthly electric bills.

Legacy Engineering is positioned as a trusted partner for homeowners seeking third-party verification to ensure their homes meet Energy Star guidelines. With a qualified team and accurate testing methods such as blower door and duct leakage testing, Legacy Engineering helps homeowners verify their home's Energy Star rating with confidence.

Furthermore, beyond financial savings, Energy Star-certified homes prioritize comfort and well-being. By reducing drafts, controlling humidity, and improving ventilation, these homes offer a comfortable living environment without incurring unnecessary costs.

Long-term savings are a highlighted effect of certified homes as the homes are designed to maximize energy efficiency and lower utility bills. 

By ensuring that your home adheres to the U.S. Environmental Protection (EPA), you are contributing to not only reducing greenhouse gas emissions but to potentially saving hundreds on your electric bill each month.

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Blower Door Test 

What are the Energy Star-certified features in my home? 

Each home will be equipped with the following features to ensure that you are capitalizing on the amount of money and energy you can save. The following list is gathered from the official Energy Star site resources. 

1. Thorough thermal envelope system

Air-sealing windows & doors with proper insulation. 

2. Complete HVAC system

Efficient heating & cooling to create whole-home ventilation. 

3. Complete water control system

Moisture barriers & effective draining system.

4. Energy-efficient lighting & appliances

Energy Star appliances including quality lighting fixtures, refrigerators, and others.

5. Third-party testing

Field verification to ensure quality assurance.


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Legacy can be your trusted partner for third-party verification to ensure your home meets the Energy Star guidelines. With our qualified team, you will experience accurate Energy Star testing such as blower door and duct leakage to verify your home’s rating. 


Along with saving money, you want to increase and maintain the comfort of your home. Reducing drafts throughout, humidity control, and improved ventilation will make your home as comfortable as possible, without creating unnecessary costs.

Scheduling third-party verification testing with Legacy Engineering is streamlined and convenient. Homeowners can contact the materials testing scheduler directly to inquire about pricing and availability, where knowledgeable staff members are available to provide assistance and answer any questions. Ultimately, the blog underscores how energy conservation and fiscal responsibility are integral components of Building Better homes and communities.

Scheduling your third-party verification testing with Legacy has never been simpler. For pricing and availability, contact our materials testing scheduler directly. Call (904)-735-1100, where Kellen Norton will be happy to speak with you and answer any questions. Energy conservation and fiscal responsibility are two clear signs that you are Building Better. 


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