It’s safe to say that it’s unlikely that you wouldn’t want to know if your car were a gas guzzler or a beautiful green machine. It’s just the same for homes. Homes have what’s called a HERS Index, or its Home Energy Rating System index, and the lower a home’s HERS score, the more energy efficient it is.
All of our homes are inspected by a third-party certified RESNET inspector to determine its HERS rating. See how we stack up against the average resale home.
If you haven’t checked out our new Whole Home site, you are in for a treat. It takes you from just what exactly is a Whole Home and why does it matter, to exploring deep within a home, and even calculating your own energy savings with our handy calculator. (And trust us, you must take the calculator for a spin!)
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Did You Know?
The average household spends more than $2,200 a year on energy bills – nearly half of which goes to heating and cooling. Homeowners can save about $180 a year by properly setting their programmable thermostats and maintaining those settings.
A programmable thermostat helps make it easy for you to save by offering four pre-programmed settings to regulate your home’s temperature in both summer and winter – when you are home, asleep, or away.
- The pre-programmed settings that come with programmable thermostats are intended to deliver savings without sacrificing comfort. Depending on your family’s schedule, you can see significant savings by sticking with those settings or adjust them as appropriate for your family.
- The key is to establish a program that automatically reduces heating and cooling in your home when you don’t need as much. Use the programmable thermostat calculator to see what you can save with set-back temperatures that work for your family. The pre-programmed settings for a programmable thermostat are: