Efficient Heating and Cooling Equipment - In addition to using less energy to operate, energy-efficient HVAC systems can be quieter, reduce indoor humidity, and improve the overall comfort of the home. Typically, energy-efficient equipment is also more durable and requires less maintenance.
Wall Insulation - Sealing holes and cracks in the home's "envelope" helps reduce drafts, moisture, dust, pollen, and noise. Superior wall insulation (R-15 value) minimizes the transfer of heat. This improves comfort and indoor air quality while reducing utility bills.
High-Performance Windows - Energy-efficient windows (U-Factor::0.28, SHGC::0.2, VT::0.39) use protective coatings and improved frame assemblies to help keep heat in during winter and out during summer. These windows also block damaging ultraviolet sunlight that can discolor carpets and furnishings.
Attic Insulation - Superior insulation (R-38) provides a thermal barrier in attics to ensure even temperatures throughout the house, less energy consumption, and increased comfort.
Lighting and Appliances - Energy Star appliances and lighting products are used inside every Simmons Home, reducing energy use without sacrificing performance. Lower energy consumption slows climate change and decreases monthly utility costs.
Radiant Decking - Radiant barriers are cool! Well, actually they get quite warm, but they help the space below them stay cooler. The foil surfaces of radiant barriers reflect the heat and prevent it from radiating into the attic space, making the home more comfortable. They can drop the temperature of an attic about 20-30° F.
100% Masonry Home - Masonry is durable and long lasting. Plus, it also produces very little waste during manufacturing, and provides thermal mass, which contributes to a better r value and soundproofing.
Third Party Verification - Independent Home Energy Raters conduct onsite testing and inspections to verify energy efficiency of our homes. Each home is built and certified to Energy Star New Home standards.