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The Pinecone Energy Efficiency Advantage

At Ameritex Homes®, we go the extra mile to provide an outstanding level of quality for the place you’ll call home. Building an energy-efficient home is our top priority, to ensure that you're choosing the right cost-efficient home. Ameritex homeowners and renters can save an estimated $100 a month on their utility bills, a $1,200 savings per year!

Valued Features We Offer


1. LED Lights Installed Throughout

Lights with a long lifespan that use a fraction of energy. Compare this with other builders’ CFL bulbs that have to be changed often and take time to turn on.

2. Shaker Style Wood Cabinet Doors and Fronts

Nice design feature with the durability of wood. Compare this to other builders’ particle board cabinets.

3. Granite or Quartz Countertops (Varies per Market)

Easy-clean countertops that can take everyday use. Compare this to other builders’ laminate countertops that peel easily and can be difficult to clean.

4. 50-Gallon Water Heater w/ Safety Drain Pan

BIG water heater tank that will make it hard to take cold showers! Compare this to other builders’ 30-gallon water heaters.

5. Hardwired Smoke Detectors

The safety of you and your family is always our priority. When one alarms sounds, they all sound to alert the whole family.

7. Energy Star Dishwasher

On average, an energy star dishwasher only costs $35 to run per year!

9. Low E Insulated Glass Windows

Low emissivity glass reduces the infiltration of radiant heat from the sun. Compare this to metal insulated windows which increase the transfer of heat.

10. Post-tension Monolithic Concrete Foundation

Remarkably stable, it rarely moves enough to cause any cracks in the brick or drywall. Compare this to other builders’ rebar construction which is at the mercy of the underlying soil.

11. LP Techshield Radiant Barrier

Reduces monthly cooling costs by blocking up to 97% of the radiant heat in the panel from emitting into a home’s attic, lowering attic temperatures by up to 30° F.

12. 36” x 80” Fiberglass Front Door w/ Wide Angle Peep Hole

Safe and sound front door allows you to view who’s at your front door.

14. 14 SEER AC

Up to 50% more efficient than a standard air conditioner used in older homes.

15. Front and Rear Motion Flood Lights

Increases the visibility of your home at night and discourages intruders.

16. 25-year 3-tab Weatherwood Shingles

Provides excellent durability and performance.

17. Fully-ventilated Eave System

Allows hot air to be circulated out of your attic to help increase the efficiency of your air conditioner.

18. R-13 Wall Insulation

Helps keep your house cool in the summer by acting as a thermal barrier.

19. R-50 Blown in Attic Insulation

The maximum amount of attic insulation is used to increase the energy efficiency of your home. Compare this to older homes with R-21.

20a. Airtight Construction - PolySeal applied at all windows, doors, and any exterior penetrations

Creates an airtight house, keeping the air you are paying for inside.

20b. Airtight Construction - Foam seal top plate prior to installing drywall

Creates an airtight house keeping the air you are paying for inside.

20c. Airtight Construction - Weather-stripping at all exterior doors

Creates an airtight house keeping the air you are paying for inside.

21. LP SmartSide or Cemplank Lap Siding

Industry-leading siding with ability to change paint colors as you see fit.

22. Front and Rear Frost-Free Hose Bib

Each hose bib contains an anti-siphon device to prevent contaminated water from flowing back into the house.
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