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The average house is responsible for more air pollution than the average car!
You've 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 "Guess" wrong, "Guess" what happens to your Energy Dollars. Don't just "Guess", test before buying a new home.

Do 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 (HERS) rater. You've probably heard 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 tell you what to expect in annual 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 Buyers Resources, we've got lots of good information that show you how to save money. Besides you'll be helping the environment at the same time.

Buying a New Home - Look For The ENERGY STAR

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 World
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 more about ENERGY 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 the 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 increase 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 energy costs.

*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.

Sample Reports

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.


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