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HERS Ratings

HERS Ratings

The HERS Index is an industry standard by which a home’s energy efficiency is measured. This rating can tell you a lot about the home you live in, like how efficiently it’s operating and where you can make modifications for greater energy savings. The lower the number, the more efficient the home.
 
As a certified Home Energy Rater, ESG will assess the energy efficiency of a new or existing home and assign it a relative performance score.
 
In order to obtain this score we will take into consideration:
 
  • Air infiltration analysis (Blower door and duct blaster)
  • Thermal imaging analysis with select photographs of areas identified with possible energy losses
  • Listing of installed building components for application to the ENERGY STAR certification requirements
  • Thermal Bypass Inspection Checklist
  • Indoor Air Quality Checklist (if applicable)
  • HERS certificate provided around date of closing
For a builder or a homeowner looking to sell their home, a low HERS index can command a higher resale price. For those looking to buy a home, having a HERS index available to you can help you to anticipate what your energy bills and efficiency upgrades will cost.
Visit the RESNET website to get a better understanding of the different HERS Index Scores and contact ESG to let us help you determine your home’s score.