How do we know your home is energy efficient? We rate it! Above and Beyond Energy is an official RESNET HERS Provider. Our process begins by taking the building plans of the home and producing an energy model to see how energy efficient your home is or will be. Our field work is to first complete a rough inspection before the drywall goes up to fully view and inspect the thermal enclosure of the home. Lastly, a final inspection is accomplished once all of the mechanical equipment, duct systems, ventilation, lighting & appliances, etc. is installed.
Once the rater has performed all of the necessary assessments for a complete HERS rating, we enter the data into the energy rating software. The software we use then calculates the estimated annual consumption and costs the home will use and produce. This estimate will then provide a number called the HERS index.
HERS ratings are usually done for new homes seeking to qualify for a program’s label or certification, for example the ENERGY STAR program. Providing a HERS rating is a great way to market your home in any economy. Who wouldn’t want to know they are saving money?