WHILE I’M HERE…
While I’m here conducting your home inspection, hire me to perform a Home Energy Inspection. I will collect about 40 data points related to energy. I will 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.
Your online report will provide information about the efficiency of the major systems in your home, as well as recommendations for improvements that can help reduce your energy bills, while making your new home more comfortable.
Your Operating Costs
Most home buyers purchase a home without first understanding what it will cost to operate it. Most Americans spend $2,200 a year on utilities, including heating and cooling costs. Many homeowners can reduce their utility bills by up to 30%—sizeable savings—from energy improvements.
The Home Energy Inspection
The Home Energy Inspection will give you a quick understanding of:
• how much a home will cost you to operate once you move in;
• where energy (and, therefore, money) is beingwasted in the home; and
• what can be done to save energy and increase your family’s comfort.
Making Efficiency Improvements
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 to the right, this home will cost the homeowner $1,729 per year to operate. If the family makes the recommended energy improvements after they move in, they could expect to save $559 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.