When you make decisions about where to live, it’s great to have as much information as possible. While you might easily be able to discern the neighborhood, the square footage and just how functional the kitchen is, there are additional unknown variables that should affect your decision.
For example, wouldn’t it be great to know just how much will it cost to cool the home during the summer or how cold will that addition get when the temperatures drop below freezing? Thankfully, you can have the knowledge that will empower you to make the right decision and know exactly what you’re getting into. Or, if you already own a home, you can gain insights into which improvements would make an impact on your savings and potentially increase the resale value.
Home Efficiency Rating with a Home Energy Score
The Home Energy Score was designed by the Department of Energy to provide homes with the equivalent of a fuel economy rating that exists for vehicles. A score consists of a number between one and ten, with ten representing the most energy efficient homes. Most average American homes fall around a five.
Insights for Home Energy Improvements & Savings
A report provided by a certified assessor includes the current rating based on the home’s building envelope or the foundation, roof, walls, insulation and windows, as well as the HVAC and water heating systems. The Home Energy Score features an estimated total energy usage.
In addition to these key pieces of information, you’ll also receive a score that the home could achieve with improvements. The report offers a list where you’ll be able to see exactly which improvements could be done and how they would affect the energy costs of the home if and when they are implemented.
Allied: The New Jersey Home Energy Score Provider
The Home Energy Score is a simple and low-cost method for homeowners and buyers to understand the energy efficiency of their home. At Allied Energy Efficient Experts, we have the knowledge to accurately assess and address any home energy concerns.
If you decide to act upon the recommendations provided in your Home Energy Score report, our team of specialists can do the work quickly and effectively, whether you require insulation, air sealing or HVAC upgrades. Empower yourself to increase your monthly energy savings and live more comfortably in your home with a Home Energy Score from Allied Energy Efficiency Experts.