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Why Should My Home be Energy Star-Certified?

November 17th, 2023 | 1 min. read

By Savannah Doctor

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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.

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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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.




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 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. 


Savannah Doctor

Hi! I am Savannah Doctor, Content Manager at Legacy Engineering. I have a Bachelor's degree in Digital Media from the University of Central Florida. In my free time, I like to watch and play sports, spend time at the beach, and family time is essential!