“Miles Per Gallon” For Your Home

In case you didn’t know it, there is a rating for your home similar to the miles per gallon rating for your car. It’s called a HERS Rating (Home Energy Rating Services) and was developed by the Residential Energy Services Network (RESNET). The first effort to establish a national home energy rating system was started in 1981 by the mortgage industry with the goal to establish a measurement system which factored the energy efficiency features of the home into the mortgage loan. The effort evolved over time and in 1998 the mortgage industry, RESNET and the National Association of State Energy Officials adopted the current HERS Rating system. A HERS… Read More

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