What

IMPACT energy offers RESNET accredited Home Energy Rating System (HERS) evaluation. A HERS evaluation rates the energy efficiency of a home by a standard unit of measurement. Ratings are used for both new and existing homes.

There are two types of ratings:

1.  Projected Ratings – For New Homes
Projected Ratings are performed prior to the construction of a home. These ratings often verify energy performance for the ENERGY STAR homes program, energy efficient mortgages, and energy code compliance. An energy rating allows a homebuyer to easily compare the energy performance of the homes being considered.

2.  Confirmed Rating – For Existing Homes
In existing homes, Confirmed Ratings are completed using data gathered from an on-site inspection, which includes performance testing of the home. Homeowners receive a report detailing cost-effective options for improving the energy rating. Homeowners who want to upgrade the home’s energy efficiency can use the energy rating to evaluate and pinpoint specific, cost-effective improvements.

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Why

Benefits of a Projected Home Energy Rating:

•  Utility bill savings
•  Identifying cost effective improvements
•  Comparing new homes according to their energy efficiency
•  Increasing a home’s comfort
•  Increasing resale value and marketability
•  Qualifying for an energy efficient mortgage
•  Earning ENERGY STAR for your home

Benefit of a Confirmed Home Energy Rating:

•  Saving money on your energy bills
•  Increasing your home’s comfort
•  Increasing resale value and marketability
•  Improving your home’s marketability
•  Uncovering hidden problems
•  Taking advantage of government incentives
•  Helping the environment by reducing carbon footprint

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Process

Projected Home Energy Rating System (HERS) for New Construction

A home energy rating involves an analysis of a home’s construction plans and onsite inspections. This analysis yields a projected, pre-construction HERS Index.

•  Plan review, take-off, and projected rating before the house is built
•  Pre drywall and thermal bypass inspection of blueprints. Identifying the
energy characteristics including: insulation levels, window efficiency,
heating and cooling system efficiency, the orientation of the home, and
the water heating system
•  Projected ratings estimate what a home’s efficiency will be after
construction or improvements
•  Post completion visual inspection, diagnostic testing and confirmed
rating certification

Confirmed Rating for Existing Construction

IMPACT energy conducts onsite inspections and diagnostic tests of the home. Test results along with inputs derived from the plan review, are used to generate the HERS Index for the home.

•  On-site inspection of the home
•  Measuring the home’s energy characteristics such as insulation levels;
window, heating and cooling system efficiency; ductwork and solar
orientation
•  Performing a blower door test to detect air leakage within your home
•  Performing a duct blaster test to detect air leakage within your ducts
•  Utility bill analysis

Also Includes:

•  A RESNET accredited energy model and a confirmed rating score
(HERS INDEX)
•  Identification of specific, cost-effective improvements for your home
•  Recommendations for cost effective, energy efficient improvements
•  Recommendations for certified local contractors

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