How SIPs and Energy-Efficient Financing Upgrade Your Home

Turns out SIPs not only save money in energy costs, they also help you afford a nicer home! According to an article about financing energy-efficient homes on the U.S. Department of Energy’s website, an energy-efficient mortgage (EEM) can help you qualify for a more expensive home.

How does it work? To verify energy savings, EEM lenders consider the HERS rating from a home energy audit. The smaller the number on your HERS report the better—and homes built with Thermocore structural insulated panels consistently score lower on the HERS index. For instance, Bart Rynish of Barton Designs achieved a HERS rating of 35 with Thermocore SIPs, saving the homeowner hundreds of dollars per year on heating bills.

Lenders figure the less you spend on utility bills, the more you can afford for mortgage payments when you build, remodel, or refinance. Not only will you enjoy the comfortable temperatures, quiet, and sturdiness of your Thermocore SIPs home, you’ll relax in upgraded livings spaces thanks to energy-efficient financing.

SIPs Performance Verified by Energy Audit

Sometimes other people say it best. I recently received this letter from Paul and Barb, who built their Indiana home with Thermocore SIPs and moved in earlier this year:

“Recently we took advantage of an offer from our electric provider to have an energy audit. The technician who did the test was blown away. He said it was the tightest house he had ever tested–by far. He had no recommendations that would make it any better. Needless to say, we were thrilled to verify that all of our planning was right on target. SIPs do work as advertised!!”