Free Energy Report with your Home Inspection
Save energy, increase your family's comfort, and protect the environment. I will collect data using a specialized calculator to estimate your home yearly energy usage, develop recommendations for improvements, and determine your potential energy savings.
A home energy rating is an analysis of a home’s energy efficiency; as per the Home Energy Rating System (HERS) Index. The HERS Index is the nationally recognized scoring system for measuring a home’s energy performance. Based on the results, an energy-rated home will receive a HERS Index Score. The HERS Index Score can be described as a sort of miles-per-gallon (MPG) sticker for houses, giving prospective buyers and homeowners an insight as to how the home ranks in terms of energy efficiency. In addition to a HERS Index Score, a home energy rating also provides the homeowner with a detailed report regarding energy problems in the house.
The comprehensive HERS rating provides a computerized simulation analysis utilizing RESNET Accredited Rating Software to calculate a rating score on the HERS Index. The report will also contain a cost/benefit analysis for the recommended improvements and expected return on investment.
How Does the HERS Index Work?
The HERS Index Score is always relative to the size, shape and type of house you live in. The lower number lower number, the more energy efficient the home.
A typical resale home represents 130 on the HERS Index while reference home (a standard new home built in 2006) is rated at 100.
- A home with a HERS Index Score of 70 is 30% more energy efficient than a standard new home.
- A home with a HERS Index Score of 130 is 30% less energy efficient than a standard new home.