HERS Index

Dated: 05/17/2018

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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. 

HERS home energy rating system

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. 

HERS home energy rating system

    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

  • Flooring

  • 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.

If you want another more information about HERS Index scores, call the Realty Edge Team! Contact the Realty Edge Team at 507-218-9700 or at www.rochesterrealtyedgeteam.com.  And like us on Facebook! 

*Source: Residential Energy Services Network (RESNET)

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Dan Kingsley

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