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Building Homes that are Certified and Verified Green Homes
Homes built by Plantation Homes are RESNET and EPA certified. Plantation is partners with Energy Star, and participates in the Quality Assurance program by RESNET. Moreover, the installation of the home’s walls, foundation, roof, and vapor barrier, are certified by third-party inspectors. Plantation homes are also LEED certified, and are endorsed by Green Built Texas program.
HVAC Unit and Duct Sizing
We look for every opportunity to incorporate energy efficiency into each of our homes because we know it will result in a quality, healthy home. That’s why each home in our Eco Smart program has its own A/C and heating blueprint based on the number and size of windows, size of home, and other energy efficient components such as insulation, ventilation and equipment efficiency ratings. Based on all components working together as a system, we properly size the HVAC equipment using the acceptable industry standard Manual J according to the Air Conditioning Contractors of America and EPA standards.
Energy Star Rated Appliances
Energy efficiency doesn’t stop with heating and cooling. To help maximize the energy savings for your home, Energy Star rated dishwashers, light fixtures, and ceiling fans are included to provide some of the highest levels of energy efficiency available today.
Programmable Thermostat Combination Humidistat
We control both the temperature and humidity levels in each home through the use of a temperature and humidity thermostat, providing greater energy savings and comfort to homeowners. Being programmable, it allows you the ability to control the temperature and humidity levels according to your desire and schedule.
A well-ventilated attic keeps your home more comfortable in summer and guards against moist, heated air build up in winter. Our homes are designed with a ventilation system that optimizes circulation and heat displacement.
16 SEER A/C System
By properly sizing and matching the evaporator coil to the condensing unit, our homes deliver an air conditioning system rated at 16 SEER (Seasonal Energy Efficiency Rating).
R-49 Ceiling Insulation
The barrier between the outdoor and indoor air temperature provides some of the greatest energy savings in a home. That’s why we exceed minimum standards and install R-49 ceiling blown insulation in flat attic spaces.
We use a two stage sealing process around wall and floor penetrations, as well as between building materials, to reduce air infiltration and ensure a healthier indoor environment.