Did You Know That...
average house is responsible for more air pollution than the average car!
Heard Claims That a House is Energy Efficient - A Certified Home Energy Rating
System (HERS) Report
is The Only Way to
Prove It. "The
Best Test - The Rest Guess".
Do you want to "Guess" about
Energy Efficiency in your dream home. If you "Guess", and you
what happens to your Energy Dollars. Don't just "Guess", test
before buying a new home.
You Look at the MPG Sticker Before You Buy a New Car? Before You Purchase
Your Next Home, Why Not Find Out What It Will Cost for Electricity?
USA HERS Home Energy Rating Services
is a Florida State Certified Home Energy Rating System
about home inspections
(we do those too), a HERS testing and evaluation of a home you want
to buy will tell you much more. Well, a HERS rating will
you what to expect
energy costs. it will give you information concerning your heating
and cooling costs, hot water costs, and much more. Click
here to see a sample EnergyGauge report. Additionally, you
may qualify for an Energy Efficient Mortgage (EEM) which will give
you more buying power
and potentially better terms. Checkout our Home
information that show you how to save money. Besides you'll be helping
at the same time.
Buying a New Home - Look For The ENERGY
ENERGY STAR® qualified homes are at least 30% more
energy-efficient than homes built to the national energy code. Even
in states with more rigorous
energy codes, the U.S. EPA ensures that ENERGY STAR remains the symbol for
truly energy-efficient performance. USA HERS Home Energy Rating Services works with ENEGY STAR Builders to verify and test new construction
homes from start to finish. An ENERGY STAR Builder will be able to provide
you with a certified HERS Rating and EEM documentation. Click
here to get a copy of "Will Your New Home Really be Energy Efficient?".
Our "KID" Friendly Builder Program is Committed to a Cleaner
At USA HERS Home Energy Rating Services, we
are proud to provide home rating (HERS) services to qualify
new and existing homes for the ENERGY STAR® label. These homes
are good for businesses, consumers, and the environment. Learn
STAR qualified new homes here or at http://www.energystar.gov/ . Attention
Builders - gives us a call and we'll come by and provide you with
all the details about becoming an ENERGY STAR Builder.
Home Energy Ratings Systems (HERS) Ratings
A HERS rating is an evaluation of the energy efficiency of a
home, compared to a computer-simulated reference house of identical size
and shape as the rated home that meets minimum requirements of the International
Energy Conservation Code (IECC). The HERS rating results
in a score between 0 and 100, with
reference house assigned a score of 80. From this point, each 5% reduction
in energy usage (compared to the reference house) results in a one point
in the HERS score. Thus, an ENERGY STAR qualified new home, required to be
significantly more energy-efficient than the reference house, must achieve
a HERS score of at least 86.*
HERS ratings involve the analysis of a home's construction plans and at least
one on-site inspection of the home. The construction plan review allows the
home energy rater to attain technical information such as orientation, shading
area, proposed SEER rating, insulation levels, etc. The on-site inspection
includes a blower door test (to test the leakiness of the house) and a duct
test (to test the leakiness of the ducts). Results of these tests, along with
inputs derived from the construction plan review, are entered into a computer
simulation program that generates the HERS score and the home's estimated annual
*Typically, ENERGY STAR qualified new homes are at least 30% more energy-efficient
than standard homes. However, depending on the rigor of an individual state's
energy code, this percentage may vary.
Take a look at some of the reports we have available. These reports cover
code compliance through sales and financing. We think you'll be impressed with
the array of support we can provide that meet your specific needs.