HERs Home Energy Audits - MLS
- Are there portions of your home that are difficult to heat or cool?
- Would you like to improve the indoor air quality of your home?
- Does your home have moisture, mold, or mildew problems?
- Should you replace your furnace, windows, insulation, or A/C?
NOW is the time for a comprehensive energy audit on your home, rental, or building with Texas Energy Raters
We take the guesswork out of energy efficiency & weatherization improvements. We follow BPI guidelines in our testing, completing Air infiltration; Duct Leakage; CO and gas leakage; and thermo camera scans. We provide homeowners with the results of these tests, along with recommendations of improvements that could be made, prioritized to cost savings. We can coordinate these improvements on behalf of the homeowner to be sure they are installed correctly. Then we provide test out services, to see if these improvements result in a utility use and cost savings
HERS and MLS
- Homes holding a HERS (Home Energy Rating System) Index Score
- ENERGY STAR Homes
- LEED Certified Homes (Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design)
- NAHB (National Association of Home Builders) Green Building Standard homes
This is a significant acknowledgment of the growing demand for energy efficient homes. The "green fields" category will enable REALTORS® to provide their clients with better information about a property's energy efficiency, as well as information regarding qualifications for loan programs related to energy efficiency upgrades.
An advantage for home sellers is that studies have shown that homes with energy saving features command higher resale prices, while homebuyers benefit from understanding the potential cost of running a home they want to buy by examining its HERS Index Score.
What is the HERS Index?
The Home Energy Rating System (HERS) Index is the industry standard by which a home's energy efficiency is measured. It’s also the nationally recognized system for inspecting and calculating a home's energy performance.
There are a lot of great reasons to have a home energy assessment performed on your house. It can tell you so much about the home you live in, like how efficiently it’s operating and where you can make modifications for greater energy savings. When you’re selling your home, a low HERS rating can command a higher resale price. And when you’re buying a home you can anticipate the costs of energy bills and efficiency upgrades.
Already, more than 1 million American homes have received their HERS Index score.
How does the HERS Index work?
To calculate a home’s HERS Index score, a certified RESNET home energy rater carries out an energy rating on your home and compares the data against a ‘reference home’ – an imaginary home of the same size and shape as the actual home, so your score is always relative to the size, shape and type of house you live in.
- All exterior walls (both above and below grade)
- Floors over unconditioned spaces (like garages or cellars)
- Ceilings and roofs
- Attics, foundations and crawl spaces
- Windows and doors
- Vents and ductwork
- Water heating system
- HVAC Systems and your thermostat