Blog

Going Green with Legacy Homes

Categories: Uncategorized | Posted: March 17, 2022

Legacy Homes is known for being your premier custom home builder in Huntsville, Madison, Athens and surrounding areas. It’s because we offer many options when it comes to our floor plans, communities, and design center. Adding to that list, our homes are also built with energy efficiency in mind. Learn more below about our strides to go green, and give you an energy efficient home that you will love for years to come.

 

Energy Efficient Homes

There is nothing that will save you more money than having a certified Energy Right home, this is why it’s a top priority for us here at Legacy Homes. We want to build energy efficient homes to help you save on electric bills, improve your level of comfort, make your home more quiet and healthier, and help our environment. We use the latest technology and building techniques to deliver this, without having to sacrifice style and elegance that you expect.

 

A Closer Look

Energy costs, including electric bills, seem to continue to rise and rise. Which means homebuyers are starting to pay closer attention to energy efficiency in homes before they decide to buy. Our homes are 60% more energy efficient than an already existing used home, and 30% more efficient than other standard energy efficient homes. Here’s why:

 

  • Advanced Framing Techniques
  • Improved Insulation That Reduces Internal Leaks and Drafts
  • Energy Star Rated Low-E Windows
  • High SEER-Rated HVAC Equipment That Stimulates Fresh Air Ventilation & Reduces Energy
  • Energy Star Rated Appliances.

 

Legacy Homes is the only locally operated TVA Energy Right Platinum Builder and the distinction of being a National RESNET Energy Smart Builder. Every one of our homes is inspected, certified and given a score on the Home Energy Rating Systems (HERS). The HERS rating system is the industry standard by which a home’s energy efficiency is measured. It’s also a nationally recognized system for inspecting and calculating the energy performance in a home. See the Home Energy Rating System below.

5 Reasons to Love Your New Home

Categories: Uncategorized | Posted: February 16, 2022

Moving into your new home comes with so many different emotions: overwhelming, exciting, anxious, and happy to name a few. There are many reasons to love your new home and since it’s the season of love, here are the top 5 reasons to love your new home.

Your Own Space

Whether you’re moving out of your parent’s home, or moving out of a rental, it feels so good to have your own personal space that you can do what you please with. You can decorate it however you want, play music as loud as you want, invite over whomever you please, watch your favorite television shows, get a pet, etc. The possibilities are endless.

Your New Home Is An Investment

Once all of the excitement settles, as cliche as it sounds, your new home is an investment. And like any investment, you will want to be sure that you’re doing everything possible to make it grow and flourish. This includes making all of those monthly payments on time and even adding some extra money onto the principle if need be (depending on what type of loan you have). Get to know your mortgage company, what it offers, and what you need to do in order to keep the home that you love.

Create New Memories

Your new home means a new place to create memories with the ones you love most. Having get-togethers with your friends and family, or maybe building your own family in your new home, are all memories that will last a lifetime. Who knows what the future will bring for you and your new home? Whatever it may be, it will be a time you won’t ever forget.

A Safe Place

During the pandemic, your home was and still is your safe place. It provides a shelter to you and your family like no other place can. Your home is a place where you can reflect, grow, and relax. Being able to make your home a safe space might mean new decor, new furniture, plants, adding hobbies and activities and more. After a long day, there is nothing better than being able to come home and kick your feet up in your comfort zone.

A Fresh Start

Whether you’re moving into your first home or your tenth, it’s always a new start. The memories and experiences that come with your new home are unique to you and your family. Like we mentioned before, the possibilities are endless when you make this move. Your new journey has begun; embrace it and take it all in.

Your new home is exciting and it’s something that you will always cherish. Your new life starts once you move into your new home, so why not create a happy environment for yourself? Make the most of each room in your home, make memories, and enjoy your fresh start.

Legacy Homes is a custom builder in Huntsville, Madison, Athens and surrounding areas. If you are looking for a home builder to make your dreams come to life, contact us today! You can also view all of our communities here.