Did You Know?
It takes a lot of energy to heat, cool, and operate a home. Most home buyers purchase a home without first understanding what it will cost to operate it once they move in.
The average homeowner can save over $500 every year on utility bills by following the prioritized recommendations within the Home Energy Report™.
The Home Energy Report™ will give a home buyer a quick understanding of:
- how much a home will cost to operate once they move in;
- where energy (and, therefore, money) is being wasted in the home; and
- what can be done to save energy and increase comfort.
To produce a Home Energy Report™, your inspector will collect over 40 data points related to home energy, including:
- number and age of new occupants;
- local energy prices;
- building design and orientation;
- light bulbs, number and type;
- insulation R-value at the foundation, ceiling and walls;
- air tightness and air leakage rates;
- skylights and window types and sizes;
- appliances and equipment, size, age, capacities and efficiencies; and
- heating, cooing and water heating data.