This home has major energy efficiency problems!

No savings here, only high energy and utility costs!

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This house is a WHOPPING 50% LESS ENERGY EFFICIENT than a standard new home! It could be a significant financial drain on your bank account as well as negatively impacting the environment. Maybe it's time to move on and find an energy efficient, HERS rated home. HERS rated homes offer better home comfort, lower running costs and higher resale values. Contact an Energy Smart Builder to find out more!

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Not a good score. This home has serious energy issues.

No savings here, only high energy and utility costs!

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This is a very high HERS Index Score - one that you definitely don't want! In terms of energy efficiency, this home is generating high energy costs, less than ideal comfort level and having a negative impact on the environment. Time to look for a new HERS rated home!

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This home suffers from significant energy problems.

No savings here, only high energy and utility costs!

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This is the typical resale home score, which means if you're in the market for a home, this one will be at least 30% less energy efficient than it should be. The smart way to buy a home is to determine its HERS Index Score before you decide to buy. However, if you decide that you still want this home, then you should definitely consider getting a HERS Energy Rating to learn how to make it energy efficient.

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This is not an energy efficient home.

No savings here, only high energy and utility costs!

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Watch out for noticeably draftier rooms, higher utility bills and how your home is either too hot in summer or too cold in winter. Maybe it's a good time to look for an energy efficient HERS rated home, and enjoy the benefits of lower running costs and better home comfort!

HERS Rated Homes Are Better Homes

HERS rated, energy efficient homes deliver better home comfort, lower running costs and consistently command higher resale values.

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This home is costing you money!

No savings here, only high energy and utility costs!

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There's a whole lot of room for energy efficiency improvements here and that can translate directly into an improved quality of life and savings on your home energy bills. Start by scheduling a HERS Energy Rating to find out exactly what the problems are and how to fix them.

Lower Costs, Higher Savings

Start making your home energy efficient by contacting a certified RESNET HERS Rater for a comprehensive HERS Energy Rating.

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Standard new home reference.

Estimated Annual Energy Savings: Existing home: $539; New home: $0

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Your home is at the same level as a standard new home, which meets the current industry standard for home energy efficiency. But that doesn't mean your home is working at its optimal efficiency! There are many energy saving upgrades that you could make to your home to improve its energy performance.

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This is an energy efficient home!

Estimated Annual Energy Savings: Existing home: $718; New home: $180

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The lower a home scores on the HERS Index, the better it is both financially and environmentally. Also, a low HERS Index Score could help increase a home's resale value. Certified RESNET HERS Raters can show you how to improve your home's HERS Index Score, increase your quality of life and add value to your home.

Better Home, Better Life

HERS rated homes are better for the environment, cost less to run and deliver improved home comfort.

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A good score with room for improvement.

Estimated Annual Energy Savings: Existing home: $898; New home: $359

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Your home is performing pretty well, but the fact is many new HERS rated homes are doing even better. This is a good opportunity to leverage your relatively good HERS Index Score to trade up for a new HERS rated home! Homes with lower scores command higher resale prices, which means you could get more money to put towards your new HERS home.

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This is a good score!

Estimated Annual Energy Savings: Existing home: $1078; New home: $539

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Your home is 30% more energy efficient than homes built according to current building code requirements, but you can still make it more energy efficient and get a lower HERS Index Score. That makes your home an ideal candidate for a HERS Energy Rating!

Improve Your Energy Performance

By making energy upgrades to your home, you can lower your HERS Index Score and energy costs, while adding value to your home and improving home comfort. Contact a certified RESNET HERS Rater to find out how.

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Great score! Time to trade up?

Estimated Annual Energy Savings: Existing home: $1257; New home: $718

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This house has made good progress towards optimizing its energy performance! Not only is this good news from a financial point of view, it's also a good time to put it on the market and look into newer, even more HERS rated energy efficient homes being built by Energy Smart Builders. Learn why you should always choose a HERS rated home.

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This home has great energy performance!

Estimated Annual Energy Savings: Existing home: $1437; New home: $898

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This home is 50% more energy efficient than a standard new home and 80% more efficient that the average resale home. If you think it doesn't get any better than this, you would be wrong; just ask a certified RESNET HERS Rater. They'll tell you how you can improve this home still further and get on the path to converting it into a net zero home!

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A HERS Energy Rating is the most comprehensive home energy rating available. Contact a certified RESNET HERS Rater to learn more about making your home more energy efficient.

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Congratulations! This is a very energy efficient home.

Estimated Annual Energy Savings: Existing home: $1616; New home: $1078

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You or your builder have done a lot of the right things to make your home very energy efficient, like using energy efficient lighting systems and installing efficient heating and cooling equipment. Why not see how your home compares with other HERS rated homes in your area? Who knows, you may even find one with a lower score!

A Lower Score Saves You More

Homes with lower HERS scores deliver higher energy savings, provide better home comfort and enjoy higher resale values. Search for HERS rated homes in your area today!

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This is an amazing score!

Estimated Annual Energy Savings: Existing home: $1796; New home: $1257

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A great score! This home is 70% more energy efficient than a standard new home and 100% more efficient than the typical resale home! It has been designed and built with energy efficiency in mind, resulting in a home that is environmentally friendly, enjoys a high comfort level and benefits from low energy costs.

Lower Score, Better Home

The lower the HERS Index Score, the more energy efficient the home is; and the more energy efficient the home, the higher the savings. All of which contribute to a happier and better home!

Why HERS Homes Are Better

This home's energy performance is off the charts!

Estimated Annual Energy Savings: Existing home: $1976; New home: $1437

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This is a tremendous score! Your home is well on its way to becoming a Zero Energy Home, which is environmentally friendly and produces as much energy as it consumes. A certified RESNET HERS Rater can show you how to achieve that by making the energy improvements needed to transform your home into a net zero one.

Cut Costs and Save the Environment

A comprehensive HERS rating can show you how to go about converting your home into a net zero home. Talk to a certified RESNET HERS Rater to learn more.

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Fantastic score! This is almost a net zero home.

Estimated Annual Energy Savings: Existing home: $2155; New home: $1616

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This is a truly outstanding score! You're probably enjoying watching your utility bills decrease while the comfort level of your home increases. The next step would be to eliminate energy costs altogether by having the house produce its own energy. Or, since resale values are higher for homes with low HERS scores, you could sell and contact an Energy Smart Builder to find a home that's already producing its own energy!

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Congratulations!

This is a net zero home that produces as much energy as it consumes.

Estimated Annual Energy Savings: Existing home: $2355; New home: $1796

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Your home is a net zero energy home. This means that it produces as much energy through renewable resources, such as solar panels, as it consumes. Only a net zero energy home can score 0 on the RESNET HERS Index. Among its many advantages are:

  • Improved health and comfort: A net zero energy home reduces temperature fluctuations.
  • Cost effective: A net zero energy home that produces energy not only shields its owner from fluctuations in energy prices but can eliminate energy bills altogether.
  • Environmental sustainability: A net zero energy home protects the environment by reducing greenhouse gases, cutting carbon emissions and saving energy.

HERS Index Score. The Lower the Better

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