Thursday, August 28, 2014

Keystone Custom Homes Shows Commitment to Environmental Responsibility

Keystone Custom Homes is dedicated to environmental responsibility and is proving that through the development of Energy/Plus communities throughout Pennsylvania. Energy/Plus homes use new energy efficiency technology to offer beautiful and functional homes to the financially savvy home buyer.
Keystone believes in its Energy/Plus design so much that it offers a heating guarantee for the first two years of homeownership. If heating costs exceed $490 annually in a natural gas serviced home, Keystone writes a check to the owner for the difference.*

“The strength of our Energy/Plus homes’ standards makes it easy to provide this guarantee,” said Janette Hawkins, vice president of marketing and information technology at Keystone Custom Homes. 
The heating guarantee is just one of the ways that Keystone shows commitment to environmental responsibility and to its customers. Low-E windows are installed to limit energy consumption and filter UV light. Framing, insulated doors and proper ventilation are all incorporated into an Energy/Plus home from Keystone, reducing energy costs and the environmental footprint of the house.
Devon Creek in Lancaster is one of Keystone’s Energy/Plus communities and is built with a holistically healthy lifestyle in mind. Devon Creek is convenient to highways and major roads as well as theatres, the Conestoga Valley Community Center, Leola Community Park and Pool and Lancaster Country Club. Townhomes are priced from the $170,000s with a $290 heating guarantee, and single family homes from the $210,000s.
For more information on Keystone’s Energy/Plus communities, visit
*Only available on homes serviced by natural gas. Not available on homes which use a heating source other than natural gas (electric heat pump, propane, etc.). The guarantee is based on the actual costs to heat the home and so the average non-heating costs per month will be eliminated from the total costs per year to determine the actual costs to heat. Homeowners must collect 12 months of gas bills and determine the average cost per month for their gas bills between May and September. This monthly average cost will be used to determine non-heating costs (i.e. cooking, water heater, etc.) and will be deducted from the total for the 12 months of expenses. Should the homeowner’s annual heating bill exceed $490 for a single family home and $290 for a townhome, they are to submit their calculations and copies of their bills to: for review. If the costs exceed the guarantee, Keystone will send a check to the homeowner for the amount exceeded the guaranteed amount. Some restrictions apply. See New Home Advisor for complete details.

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