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The HERS Index is a Home Energy Rating System. It's the industry standard of how to measure a home's energy efficiency and performance.
Here's what you need to know about HERS ratings:
Each home is assigned a score by a certificed Home Energy Rater who calculates the energy efficiency of a home. The lower a number, the more energy efficient a house is, and vice-versa. According to the US Department of Energy, new standard homes usually have a number of 100 while a typical resale home is about 130. The score is relative to the size, shape and type of the home that's being tested.
There are some good reasons to have a HERS performed on your home. You will find out how your home is operating and how to make modifications to make your home more energy efficient - which means lower energy bills. If you're thinking about selling your home, a low HERS score can give you a higher resale price.
HERS raters will check:
Exterior Walls insulation and seal
Ceilings & Roofs insulation and seal
Attics, foundations, and crawl spaces for insulation, drainage and proper ventilation
Windows, doors, vents, and ductwork seals
HVAC systems, water heating systems, and thermostats seals efficiency
If you want to find out the HERS rating of your home,click here.
In our site we have a searchable category for HERS so you can search specifically for an acceptable amount. This also allows you to find and older house that has been upgraded to become more efficient and compare it to a new construction home.
*Source: Residential Energy Services Network (RESNET)
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