When buying a new car, one of the first things you look for is fuel efficiency. Car manufacturers know this and it is why they stress fuel economy in their advertising. They understand the price of purchasing the car is only part of the cost of actually owning a car. The cost of fuel, maintenance and insurance are all parts of the total costs of owning a car.
These same principles apply to a home. Whether you are buying a new home or have lived in your home for 20 years, there are still ongoing costs associated with owning a home beyond just the price you paid for it. With automobiles, access to this information is relatively easy, but with a home, it can be much more confusing.
There are a myriad of companies who claim they can perform an ¿energy survey¿ or an ¿energy audit¿, but do you know how to tell if the survey is more hype than science?
Did you know there is only one industry standard for measuring a homes energy efficiency? It is called the HERS Index Score and it was created by the Residential Energy Services Network (RESNET). It is also the nationally recognized system for inspecting, testing, and calculating a home¿s energy performance. A lower HERS Index Score denotes a more energy efficient home. And that means greater savings for homeowners. Do you know exactly how energy efficient your home is?
Online Home Energy Audits provides this information in an easy to use and powerful tool called ¿*******¿. This innovative and intuitive tool is available to homeowners, real estate, mortgage, contractor and utility companies. Sign up to use the tool one time or set up with unlimited use with unlimited users.
For homeowners, this home performance tool helps you determine future home improvement projects. Information learned about your home from this tool includes:
For real estate and mortgage professionals, know which homes you are selling are the most energy efficient and learn how to guide sellers to make their home more appealing to maximize sale price or highlight energy efficient homes to potential buyers.
For contractors and utility companies, learn which areas of a home return the best energy return for investment dollar.
I'm really looking forward to showing this off to the bosses...!
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Very cool! Energy Census looks and works amazingly well.
I'm doing these assessments manually now and it's far more economical to use Energy Census.
Energy Census is a marvelous tool. My wife and I used the tool to determine which project to address first for our home. I learned my home was leaking energy through my HVAC ductwork. They are now sealed properly and we are saving over $60.00 a month in electric bills. Added insulation and radiant barrier will be our next additions.
I used the Energy Census tool to determine the best products and applications to use in my custom homes. I am selling my homes for more money per square foot and the buyers are getting a far better value.
I love this tool!! My sellers are making energy upgrades which maximize the selling price of their home.
I never knew what I didn't know about where energy is wasted in my home. Thanks Energy Census.