Developed by the Department of Energy, the Home Energy Score™ provides homeowners, buyers, and renters directly comparable and credible information about a home’s energy use. Like a miles-per-gallon rating for a car, the Home Energy Score is based on a standard assessment of energy-related assets to easily compare energy use across the housing market. Read more on the About the Score
Why You Need A Home Energy Audit
Many things can affect the energy performance of homes. A Home Energy Score is an energy audit that can identify the factors that contribute to the waste of energy in a home. It can also help with making the home more comfortable for the occupants.
Features of the Home Energy Score
- An energy efficiency score based on the home’s envelope (foundation, roof, walls, insulation, windows) and heating, cooling, and hot water systems
- A total energy use estimate, as well as estimates by fuel type assuming standard operating conditions and occupant behavior
- Recommendations for cost-effective improvements and associated annual cost savings estimates
- A “Score with Improvements” reflecting the home’s expected score if cost-effective improvements are implemented
Real Energy Audit & No Sales Pitch
We are not trying to sell you solar, insulation, a whole house fan or new heating and cooling equipment. Our focus is providing you the information you need to make your home energy efficient.