Energy Right® homes are well insulated and are equipped with efficient heating and cooling systems that have been installed with attention to detail and keep air infiltration (leakage) to a minimum.
Trained new home inspectors work with the builder to help assure construction meets program guidelines.
The Energy Right Solutions® logo equates with lasting value. The documented energy efficiency of new homes built to program standards means value to you now and can also represent value to you and subsequent buyers should you sell your home.
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Home Energy Rating Systems (H.E.R.S.) software is used to evaluate the efficiency of your home's final construction. The software is industry accredited and shows the relative energy efficiency of homes based on a rating scale of 0 to 100 points with a lower number indicating a better rating.
The house must be total electric *(see exceptions below), heated/cooled by an electric heat pump rated at 13 SEER/8.2 hspf or greater. Dual Fuel Heat Pumps are also allowed. All major appliances must be electric. Alternative heating/cooling systems such as radiant floor heat and wood stoves do not qualify. The primary heating/cooling source must be an electric heat pump.* Most local building codes meet or exceed TVA standards but if you have a question about meeting a particular standard please contact us.
You must also have a tanked electric water heater. Instantaneous or on demand water heaters and gas water heaters do not qualify. Marathon Lifetime Water Heaters, G.E. Lifetime Water Heaters, and Heat Pump Water Heaters may qualify for an additional rebate.
The home must have been completed for less than one year at the time of inspection.
*Exceptions: gas logs and gas cook tops are allowed.