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How Does Your Home Rate?
A home energy rating is a standard measurement of the home’s energy efficiency and provides an analysis of how energy efficient your home is as compared to other homes. In the course of providing a home energy rating, a home energy audit is performed.
Home energy ratings involve an on-site inspection by our certified Home Energy Rating System or HERS Rater. The HERS Rater will conduct a series of tests and measurements on your house, including a blower door test and duct test to measure air leakage, insulation levels, heating and cooling system efficiency, and more. From these tests the HERS Rater will generate a score on the HERS rating scale (similar to miles-per-gallon indicator for new cars), provide a detailed report about energy problems in the home, and recommend upgrades to improve the efficiency of the home. The lower the HERS rating, the more energy efficient the home.
About Energy Star
Energy Star was established in 1981 in the San Francisco Bay Area starting with home insulation, and expanding to energy efficiency and solar generation. Today Energy Star has offices in the Hayward and San Leandro in the East Bay; Sacramento, Lodi, and Fresno in the Central Valley; and Riverside County and San Diego in Southern California. We now offer a host of home energy management products and services including home energy audits; attic, wall, and floor insulation; insulation removal; whole house fans and attic fans; heating and air conditioning services; air sealing and weatherization; and photovoltaic solar panel installations. Call today to learn more or schedule an appointment.