Shea Homes at Ardiente’s energy-efficient designs save money

The holidays.

It’s a time of year that conjures up many different thoughts. For some, it’s a long-awaited time with family, gift-giving, home-cooked meals and festive decorations. For others, it means traveling, vacations, fancy office parties and everything in between.

The cost of an enjoyable holiday season can feel overwhelmingly expensive. Yet, it’s also a season most wouldn’t trade for the world. The holidays are rich with tradition, but Shea Homes feels you shouldn’t have to be “rich” in order to fully enjoy the season.

Instead, Shea Homes at Ardiente, an age-qualified adult lifestyle community in North Las Vegas, has introduced SheaXero – The No Electric Bill Home, which saves homeowners as much as $3,000 a year and can significantly help alleviate the stress of holiday budgeting, said Ryan Smith, sales manager at Ardiente.

“With SheaXero homes our members can forget about layaways and completely put their electric bills away instead,” he said. “That may seem like a marketing phrase, but I’m very serious. We have many members who are paying next to nothing for their electricity every month, saving them money they’re putting toward presents for their grandkids and plane tickets to go visit them. SheaXero offers financial flexibility and freedom, which is what (baby) boomers living on fixed incomes need most.”

Paul and Lavone Oldale were the first to buy a SheaXero home at Ardiente.

“When we first looked at the community, Ardiente had an energy-efficiency guarantee, which really appealed to us, but SheaXero was what finally sold us,” Lavone Oldale said. “When they said they were starting to offer solar, we were over the moon. Here in Las Vegas, utilities can be a biggie.”

High-powered, solar-power systems are at the heart of every SheaXero home, producing clean, renewable energy that offsets electricity consumption, based on an annual basis for an average family of two, Smith said.

SheaXero boasts 14 energy-saving features, such as Whirlpool Energy Star appliances, Trane energy-efficient heating and cooling systems, low-emissivity3 vinyl windows, cathedralized attic insulation and blown-in insulation.

Smith said the solar system is now included with the price of the home.

At the hub of the gated active-adult community is a private 20,000-square-foot clubhouse featuring two resort-style pools, a fitness center, group exercise studio and access to miles of walking trails.

For more information on Shea Homes at Ardiente, with SheaXero homes from the $150,000s and Vacation Series homes from the $120,000s, visit or call 877-291-6375.

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