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How Are Home Energy Ratings Used?

Homes consume about 35% of the electricity produced in the U.S. A Home Energy Rating calculates the HERS Index for the home. The HERS Index calculated from the Home Energy Rating is a nation-wide standard that was developed to compare the relative energy cost of a home. This HERS Index has been implemented in numerous programs across the country. The HERS Index can only be calculated by a Certified Class 1 Energy Rater.

Most green building programs utilize the HERS Index to determine the energy efficiency of the home being built. It is mandatory for ENERGY STAR qualified homes. LEED  and Florida Green Building Coalition programs also utilize the HERS Index.

Home owners who have invested in energy upgrades in their home use the HERS Index to market their home at the time of sale. It confirms the energy efficiency of the home to potential buyers and distinguishes their home from others on the market. The Energy Rating Guide for the home can be passed on to the new owners.

The national Energy Efficient Mortgage (EEM) program utilizes the HERS Index to help home buyers achieve mortgages that help pay for energy retrofits up front. This program allows home buyers, at the time of purchase or refinancing, to receive money for energy improvements at the time of closing. If the home being bought is already energy efficient, the EEM may allow the home buyer to stretch their qualifying income. Click HERE to learn more about EEM's.

Home owners who want to lower their energy costs and want a clear path to the most economical retrofits in order to lower their home's energy use, can turn to the HERS Index to show the before and after efficiency score. Here it is important to work with an experienced energy auditor to achieve the best results. Click HERE to learn more about home energy audits.

Home builders are being encouraged to build green homes as the consumer demand grows for more energy and water efficient homes. The HERS Rating Report, which shows the energy usages for the different catagories and appliances in the home, is a great document to use to market the home and clearly explain the energy efficiency measures designed into the home. The home buyer can use the HERS Rating Report in the future to help market the home if the home is put up for sale.

Energy House Technology is a fully certified and insured Class 1 HERS Rater. Please contact us to help obtain the highest efficiency for your home.     •     (561) 459-0242     •
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