Coventry Homes and Plantation Homes are restarting their Beat the Heat sales event in which the builders offer energy incentives to new home buyers.

For a limited time, the builders will prepay two years’ worth of electricity bills for people buying a new home from May 10 through June 30. The incentive is valid for all of the builders’ Houston-area communities and for buyers in Coventry Homes’ Build On Your Lot program.

“We’ve been building energy-efficient homes for decades,” said Paul Blackburn, region president for McGuyer Homebuilders, Inc. (MHI), parent company of Coventry Homes and Plantation Homes. “We know that triple-digit temperatures don’t need to correspond with high energy bills. This promotion is an introduction to the idea that your new home can actually save you money.”

Both Plantation and Coventry build each home to the platinum-level standards of the stringent Environments for Living program, an initiative that exceeds the well-known Energy Star guidelines.

Such homes use fewer natural resources, less energy, less water and less waste as well as creating healthier living environments.

Also, Plantation and Coventry offer smart home technology through the Control 4 Platform. Among its many features, the package includes an Ecobee smart thermostat with built-in Amazon Alexa, allowing homeowners to control their home’s temperature through the touch-screen display, the Control 4 app or by voice with Alexa. Programmable smart light switches also are included in the package.

“These money-saving features maximize energy efficiency, plus give homeowners peace of mind when they are away,” Blackburn said.

Coventry Homes is active in 28 communities in and around Houston with homes priced from the low $300,000s to more than $1 million. Plantation Homes can be found in 19 communities. Homes are priced from the $190,000s to more than $500,000.

Parent company MHI has been building homes in Texas since 1988 and offers designs in Dallas-Fort Worth, Austin and San Antonio, in addition to Houston.