Energy Efficient

Hers Rated Homes for Energy Savings and Comfort

With each new Hers Rated qualified home from Charles Thomas Homes, the future looks a little brighter.  The Home Energy Rating System (HERS) Index is the industry standard by which a home’s energy efficiency is measured. It’s also the nationally recognized system for inspecting and calculating a home’s energy performance.

A certified Home Energy Rater assesses the energy efficiency of a home, assigning it a relative performance score. The lower the number, the more energy efficient the home.The U.S. Department of Energy has determined that a typical resale home scores 130 on the HERS Index while a standard new home is awarded a rating of 100.

  • A home with a HERS Index Score of 70 is 30% more energy efficient than a standard new home
  • A home with a HERS Index Score of 130 is 30% less energy efficient than a standard new home
  • Charles Thomas Homes Hers ratings average in the low 50’s.  That is nearly 50% better than a standard new home

Here is why you need to live in a Charles Thomas Home

Our homes are beneficial for your family and the planet.

Our Homes Provide

LOWER UTILITY BILLS Our homes use substantially less energy—delivering $500 to $1,000 in annual savings. Over the average 7 to 8 years you may live in your home, this adds up to thousands of dollars saved on utility bills.

Comfort and Quiet

Properly installed energy efficiency features deliver better protection against cold, heat, drafts, moisture, pollution, and noise. Our third-party certified and rated homes help to provide consistent temperatures, improved indoor air quality, and greater durability.

Lower Maintenance

Enjoy the peace of mind that comes with a low-maintenance home. Tight construction and long-lasting, efficient equipment make our homes more durable, helping to minimize many of the maintenance problems found in typical homes.

Environmental Protection

Buying a Charles Thomas Home is a decision you can be proud of. Energy used in our homes often comes from the burning of fossil fuels at power plants, which contributes to smog, acid rain, and global warming. By using less energy, your new Hers Rated home helps to reduce the amount of air pollution generated.


Every Charles Thomas Home comes with a complete closed cell spray foam package.  This allows us to get the home super insulated and super tight.  Ultimately this means super comfortable, ultra energy efficient, and very healthy.

Healthy Homes

Our homes come with a fresh air system.

Every home we build is very tightly insulated.  When you do this though, a house needs a way to bring in fresh air.  We bring in the required fresh air through a mechanical damper system that allows us to filter the air coming in TWICE before it reaches you and your family.  This helps greatly to reduce allergies and dust.  You have to experience it to feel the difference.

Charles says our homes are Healthy and Energy Efficient.