Code Does Not Always Equal Quality

January 14, 2010

chart_energy_475wThere is a misperception that a home built to code is good enough. Here's the real story - Code equals legal, but it does not equal quality. The difference between a home built to code and a home built to exceed minimum standards does not just impact quality, it impacts your pocketbook. Ideal homes operate at 44% above code in heating and cooling efficiency; that translates to an extra saving of $50 - $80 a month on heating and cooling costs. Over the last five years alone, Ideal homeowners have saved a collective $3.5 million on heating and cooling versus a home built to current building codes. What would you do with an extra $600 - $960 per year?
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