Home Energy Report
It takes a lot of energy to heat, cool, and operate a home. Most home buyers purchase a home without first understanding what it will cost to operate it once they move in.
The Home Energy Report will give a home buyer a quick understanding of:
how much a home will cost to operate once they move in;
where energy (and, therefore, money) is being wasted in the home; and
what can be done to save energy and increase comfort.
The average homeowner can save over $500 every year on utility bills by following the prioritized recommendations within the Home Energy Report.
To produce a Home Energy Report, your inspector will collect over 40 data points related to home energy, then use an advanced energy calculator developed by the International Association of Certified Home Inspectors to:
estimate the home’s yearly energy usage;
pinpoint potential energy inefficiencies;
develop recommendations for energy improvements; and
determine your potential energy savings.
The Home Energy Book is included with your Home Energy Report. This companion e-book describes additional ways to save energy, increase comfort, and protect the environment. It also includes do-it-yourself tips to save energy right now, including easy low-cost and no-cost ways to save energy.
The benefits from making energy improvements include saving on your utility bills, increasing the comfort of your home, and reducing your use of natural resources. In the example report shown above, this home will cost the homeowner $1,451 per year to operate. If the family makes the recommended energy improvements after they move in, they could expect to save $571 every year. These estimates and recommendations are based on the energy calculations and cost databases administered by the U.S. Department of Energy and its Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory.