Simply Better Living…
Through Green Innovation!
At Cristo Homes we are taking energy efficiency to a new level. The standard energy features included in all Cristo Homes make them 35% more efficient than new code home built today and 57% more efficient than a typical existing home.*
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Standard Energy Features in every Cristo Home
96% Efficient Multi-Speed Gas Furnace
This high efficient furnace has a multi-speed fan that allows your furnace adjust speeds based on cooling or heating demands.
14 SEER Air Conditioner with ecofriendly R-410A refrigerant
For every increase in SEER (Seasonal Energy Efficiency Ratio) you get an additional 10% in energy savings. This represents a 10 to 30% savings over lower value rated SEER units currently on the market.
A convenient way to personalize your comfort and energy usage, using less energy at times you are away or asleep.
Third Party Inspections
Our homes our built with the latest "tight energy" building practices which are verified by a 3rd party licensed inspector. All homes receive an official RESNET certification and energy (HERS) rating score.
Energy Efficient Kitchen Appliances
Energy efficient appliances use 20-30% less energy required by federal standards.
Water Conservation Plumbing Fixtures
Faucets and fixtures designed to help you conserve water during use.
ProSolar by Simonton Low E Argon Gas Windows
This glass reduces temperature transfer to help lower energy costs and keep your home comfortable all year long, while the Argon increases energy efficiency further. It also helps block ultraviolet rays that can fade carpet, photos and furniture.
Exterior House Wrap
A protective blanket that helps seal the exterior of your home against air and water infiltration.
Upgraded Wall & Joist Insulation
Increasing your wall insulation from the standard R-13 to R-15 and joist insulation from R-19 to R-30 gives your home the added defenses to keep your inside air heated and cooled efficiently.
Panasonic Whisper Green Ventilation System
A continuous run ventilation fan removes indoor pollutants while allowing clean fresh air to circulate back in to your home improving indoor air quality.
Low Volatile Organic Compounds
Volatile Organic Compounds (VOC's) are air pollutants emitted by products used in today's households. Cristo Homes uses paint, carpet and other interior finishes that have "low VOC" or "zero VOC" content.
How Cristo Homes measures up to the Home Energy Rating Score (HERS)
The HERS Index is the officially recognized energy performance rating system in the United States. The index is similar in concept to the miles per gallon label you see when purchasing a car, except here it refers to the homes energy efficiency. The lower the score the more efficient your home is and the less energy used. As a point of reference a HERS score for an existing "typical" home is 150 and the score for a new home built to today's energy code is 100. A typical Cristo Homes HERS score is 56. This means our homes can use up to 63% less energy than an existing home and 44% less than other new homes built today. Click here to learn more about the HERS Index.
*Savings based upon independent HERS rating of a typical Cristo two-story basement home. Scores for other homes will vary based on size, facing direction, foundation type and other factors.