A LOWER HERS RATING IS A BETTER QUALITY OF LIFE. Homeowners want them. The MLS is listing them. Are you building them? Guess how many homes in Texas were measured using the HERS Index in 2013? 45,365! Meanwhile, 3,401 was the combined average for all other states.
The HERS Index provides homebuyers with an easy to understand metric for a homes energy efficiency. The HERS Rating actually gives buyers a means of comparing the cost-effectiveness of the homes energy efficient features with other homes. For builders the HERS Ratings provide an easy to use tool to differentiate themselves from the competition, while at the same time giving their customers the energy efficient features they want. A home energy rating involves an analysis of a home’s construction plans and onsite inspections. Based on the home’s plans, the Home Energy Rater uses an energy efficiency software package to perform an energy analysis of the home’s design. This analysis yields a projected, pre-construction HERS Index.
Since a rating quantifies the energy performance of a home, the HERS Index provides an easily understandable means to compare the relative energy efficiency of different homes. And a home energy rating is a recognized tool in the mortgage industry. Please Click Here for a fun and interactive way to learn more why asking for the HERS Index of a home is the smart way to sell and buy a home click here.
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