Buying a home is often the largest purchase of a lifetime with so much riding on getting it right.

Now you can learn more about the 7 must-have systems recommended by the U.S. Department of Energy for a Zero Energy-Ready Home and what it means for homes today — from whole-house water protection to comprehensive indoor air quality system and more.

Learn how to look beyond the sales price of a home to the true costs of owning a home. The costs for a zero energy-ready home goes beyond just the sales price of the home when you compare drastically reduced monthly energy bills paired with a slightly higher mortgage (over a code built home), for a combined overall lower monthly payment.

It’s all in this educational, easy to understand video provided by the Department of Energy YouTube Channel.

So get a cup of joe and learn.