Get Comfortable with The Skogman Energy Advantage

Here at Skogman Homes, we’ve made planet-friendly building practices a part of our commitment to superior quality, comfort and design with our Energy Advantage Program. This is our way of contributing to ecologically responsible lifestyles, while saving our homeowners money, and making our homes even more comfortable.

Here’s how we make your Skogman Home - and your life - even better!

How Skogman Homes Compare to Others on HERS scale

HERS Ratings

All Skogman Homes are given a HERS rating score. The HERS index measures home energy efficiency. The lower the number, the more energy efficient your home is.

For example:

  • A typical resale home scores 130 on the HERS Index.
  • A standard new home scores 100.
  • A home with a HERS score of 70 is 30% more energy efficient than a standard new home.
  • A home with a HERS score of 130 is 30% less energy efficient than a standard new home.
  • A Skogman home averages 52!


We value R-Values

Insulation’s resistance to conductive heat flow is measured in terms of thermal resistance or R-value. The higher the R-value, the greater the insulating effectiveness.

Every Skogman home includes:

  • R-49 attic insulation
  • R-21 insulated side walls
  • R-19 draped insulation in the lower level

LEARN MORE about R-Values!

Energy Star

Skogman Homes feature Energy Star® appliances and windows.

ENERGY STAR is the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) program that encourages individuals to save money and protect our climate through superior energy efficiency. Introduced in 1992, ENERGY STAR is designed to identify and promote energy-efficient products to reduce greenhouse gas emissions.

Why choose ENERGY STAR® products?
Installing ENERGY STAR certified products lowers costs. For example, in a typical home, replacing single-pane windows with ENERGY STAR windows may save hundreds of dollars AND thousands of pounds of carbon dioxide.


Solar Power
Earn from the Sun!

Homes with solar are the future of new housing - smarter, more self-sustaining and more technology integrated.

Why choose solar?

  • It reduces energy bills; in fact, the utility company may buy back extra electricity generated.
  • It adds to the value of the home.
  • You gain energy independence.
  • It’s a good investment in a sustainable future for yourself and your loved ones.
  • Federal, state, and utility financial incentives are available in many areas. *

* The 30% federal investment tax credit (ITC) for solar energy systems that expired December 31, 2016 has been extended through 2020, but the credit rate will reduce each year. In addition to the federal ITC, Iowa is currently offering an incentive tax credit for half of the federal credit toward the total project cost, with limits of $5,000 for residential systems. For Iowa residents, the federal and Iowa state tax incentives combine to offset 45% of the cost of a residential solar PV system. Individuals receive this credit in the form of a tax break, which reduces tax liability. This tax break can be taken all at once or spread out across multiple years. Solar is eligible for a 5-year recovery period.

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