Chandler homeowners Tamee and George Simbles learned that when they moved into their 3,100-square-foot home late last month, they became the first family to reside in a new SRP Energy Star certified home.
The Simbles purchased their home in the Maracay Homes’ Whispering Heights community at Lindsay and Chandler Heights roads.
“SRP partners with Maracay Homes and other local builders to help ensure the homes are built and certified to the Energy Star level of energy efficiency,” said Debbie Kimberly, SRP’s director of customer programs and marketing.
According to a release, homes that are SRP Energy Star certified:
• Are 30 percent or more energy efficient than homes built to standard code.
• Are 50 to 60 percent more energy efficient than most existing homes.
• Save $1,400 or more a year compared with typical existing homes.
• Use up to 20 percent less water compared with existing and other new homes.
The home includes radiant barrier, improved windows, energy-efficient light bulbs, a programmable thermostat and motion sensors. To be certified as an SRP Energy Star Home, a home must undergo third-party testing and inspection of everything from the insulation installed to the refrigerant charge of each air-conditioning unit. To learn more about the SRP Energy Star Homes program, visit srpnet.com/energystarhomes.