The Salt Lake City Parade of Homes continues through Aug. 13, and many Utahns taking the tour are pondering which new homes are best for them. One important question facing them is, "What would my energy bills be in this home versus that home?"
Utah consumers can now check energy ratings to understand a home's estimated energy use. That's because new homes in Utah may now include an energy rating score that empowers homebuyers to look for energy efficiency, much as they would look at a new car's fuel efficiency rating. The home energy ratings are part of updated construction standards for energy conservation that SWEEP's partner Utah Clean Energy helped push through the 2016 state legislature.
Energy efficient homes save money every month, are more comfortable and reduce air pollution.