Home Energy Score
Know how your home compares
The Home Energy Score is similar to a vehicle’s miles-per-gallon rating. The Score developed and administrated by the US Department of Energy, allows you to compare the energy performance of your home to other homes nationwide.
The process starts with an Assessor collecting energy information about your home during the home inspection. In addition to scoring your home, the assessor will provide you with a list of recommended energy improvements and their estimated cost savings.
What does your score mean?
A higher score means a more energy-efficient home
Using the Home Energy Score Tool, the Assessor scores your home on a scale of 1 to 10, with a score of 10 indicating that the home has excellent energy performance. A score of 1 indicates the home needs extensive energy improvements.
Use the list of recommended energy improvements provided by the Assessor to prioritize your energy efficiency improvements. By improving the efficiency of your home, you’ll save money on utility bills and enhance the comfort of your home. Plus, you can raise your score!
During a home inspection we will collect information about your home’s energy performance and evaluate your home to see where energy is being lost in the efficiency of the heating, cooling, and hot water systems.
After the inspection we will generate your home’s energy score, which will range from 1 to 10 with 10 representing only the most efficient homes.
Many utilities these offer incentives or rebates to make energy improvements. Make your energy improvements today and start to feel the difference in your home (and your utility bills) right away!