Take a Peek Behind the Walls, and Everywhere Else.

We built a home, tore it apart, then found a better way to put it back together. No matter the size of your Meritage home, every single one is packed full of energy-efficient features to make living in it all that much better, and less expensive. From the roof to the floors, and even beneath, every home has been constructed so that all aspects are working together as a single, highly energy-efficient home system that will do more than conserve resources; it’ll save you a lot of money in the process as well.

Take a look inside our deconstructed home to see how some of the modern miracles of spray-foam insulation, CFL lighting and fixtures, Low-E2 or E3 vinyl windows, and much more, all work to help make a Meritage home so unique.


Spray-foam insulation

Spray-foam insulation

Spray-foam insulation fully insulates the walls and attic to help maintain temperatures, and reduce fluctuations, throughout your house while saving up to 20% on heating and cooling costs.

Low-E2 or E3 vinyl windows

Low-E2 or E3 vinyl windows

Low-E2 or E3 vinyl windows reduce energy use and keep homes cooler.

Minimum SEER 14 HVAC

Minimum SEER 14 HVAC

Minimum SEER 14 HVAC units provide significant annual savings. A more efficient heating and cooling system is quieter, reduces indoor humidity, and improves the overall comfort of the home.

Fresh-air intakes

Fresh-air intakes

Fresh-air intakes help circulate fresh air into the home.

Weather-sensing irrigation

Weather-sensing irrigation

Weather-sensing irrigation saves water by sensing when irrigation is, or isn't, needed.

Non-temperature-transferring wall systems

Non-temperature-transferring wall systems

Non-temperature-transferring Wall Systems are 2.5 – 3.5x more energy efficient than a standard wall, keeping outside temperatures from transferring through to the interior of the home.

Echo® solar system (optional)

Echo® solar system

This revolutionary new solar energy system allows you to maximize your home’s energy efficiency by harnessing the sun’s energy to produce electricity, heat water and help heat and cool your home. It also produces more than 200% more energy than standard solar systems.

ENERGY STAR®-certified appliances

ENERGY STAR-certified appliances

ENERGY STAR-certified appliances incorporate advanced technologies that use
10-50% less energy and water than standard models, and help you save money.*

Programmable thermostats

Programmable thermostats

Programmable thermostats regulate the temperature in your home, which reduces energy consumption and provides energy and cost savings.

Low VOC interior wall and trim finishes

Low VOC interior wall and trim finishes

Low VOC interior wall and trim finishes help to improve indoor air quality.

Water-efficient faucets

Water-efficient faucets

Water-efficient faucets provide equal or better performance than conventional fixtures, while saving water and heating costs.

CFL lighting and fixtures

CFL lighting and fixtures

CFL bulbs use 75% less energy, produce 75% less heat, and last up to 10 times longer than standard incandescent bulbs. They are also safer to operate and can cut energy costs associated with lighting and cooling a home.