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BEE Smart about Energy Conservation in Your New Home

There are many factors to consider when you embark on your house hunting journey…design, location, and affordability to name a few.  What about energy efficiency?  Wouldn’t you like to keep more money in your pocket every month when paying your energy bills?  I would!

Maronda Homes has developed the BEE Smart Energy Program.  Let’s take a look at features that Maronda Homes employs to give you the peace of mind that you are building with the highest of industry standards.

Thermal Barrier:  The thermal barriers help prevent outside water from entering the walls and to seal the home to keep outside air where it belongs. With Maronda Homes’ quality thermal barrier package, you will save 10% on energy bills.

High Performance Windows:  Maronda Homes’ energy efficient windows have protective coatings and vinyl frames to help keep heat inside during the winter months and outside during the summer. In addition, they block damaging ultra-violet sunlight that can discolor carpets and furnishings.

High Efficiency Heating & Cooling System:  As much as 44% of the energy used in your home goes to heating and cooling. Maronda’s systems are designed and installed for optimal performance resulting in a big effect on your utility bills — and your comfort.

Programmable ThermostatProgrammable Thermostat:  According to the Department of Energy, a programmable thermostat can reduce your heating costs by up to 35% and cooling costs by up to 25%.

High Efficiency Hot Water Heater:  Heated water accounts for approximately 15% of your home’s energy use. Higher efficiency means less money and less time to heat water as needed.

Water-Managed Construction Details:  Flashing, moisture barriers, and heavy–duty membranes, are employed to effectively drain water from the roofs, walls, and foundation of your certified BEE Smart home.

stock2ENERGY STAR® Rated Appliances:   Every appliance comes with two price tags: what it costs to take it home and what it costs to operate. The ENERGY STAR® certified appliances put into every Maronda home use 10 % to 50% less energy than typical appliances.

Energy-Efficient Compact Fluorescent (CFL) Bulbs:  ENERGY STAR® approved light bulbs use 75% less energy than traditional incandescent and last at least 6 times longer!

Pfister® WaterSense® Plumbing Fixtures:  All of Maronda’s faucets and shower heads are EPA WaterSense® approved and use up to 30% less water than traditional fixtures, while still maintaining performance!  

Since 1972, Maronda has been building homes that provide home owners with quality construction at an affordable price.  Explore the Partners in Quality used in the construction of a Maronda Home.  When you build with Maronda, you know you are making the right decision for your family, your wallet and the environment.  BEE SMART when building your new home today!

About Meg Webb

Meg is a Real Estate professional with over 15 years of experience. Her passion for real estate is demonstrated through her success in both new home construction and residential resale. She resides in Upper St. Clair near Pittsburgh, PA with her husband and two children where she enjoys training for marathons and volunteering in the community.

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