The Home Energy Rating System (HERS) Index is the standard by which a property’s energy efficiency is measured. This nationally recognized system aims to inspect and calculate a home’s energy performance. The HERS rating can say so much about a home, like how efficiently it operates, and how to make modifications to save even more energy. A low HERS Index Score can command a high resale price. When you’re purchasing a home, the HERS score can help you anticipate the costs of energy bills and efficiency upgrades.
How to Read the HERS Index
As you shop around for homes, you’ll want to look for the lowest HERS scores. A typical existing property will score in the 130 range – that’s a score associated with higher than average energy costs. A standard new home will fall around the 100 point mark. The U.S. Department of Energy has determined that a home with a score of 70 is 30 percent more energy efficient than a standard new home, while those with a score of 130 will be 30 percent less energy efficient by comparison.
Absolute Construction HERS Scores
At Absolute Construction, we take energy efficiency seriously. A look at four of our most recent HERS scores shows our commitment to the cause.
- 1187 Golfers View: 56 HERS score with 2 X 6 exterior framing, tech shield radiant barrier, dual fuel systems
- 236 High Ridge: 55 HERS score with 2 X 6 exterior framing, tech shield radiant barrier, sealed crawl space, dual fuel system
- 143 Revmont: 53 HERS score with 2 X 6 exterior framing, tech shield radiant barrier, sealed crawl space, dual fuel system
- 235 Jaspers Point: 54 HERS score with 2 X 6 exterior framing, tech shield radiant barrier, sealed crawl space, dual fuel system
If you’re in the market for an energy efficient home, begin your search with Absolute Construction. Whether you’re looking for a turnkey home that’s move-in ready or want to build the custom home of your dreams, our team can ensure the most energy efficient home possible. Reach out today to learn more.