The U.S. Department of Energy created a program to provide homeowners with a home energy report. The Home Energy Score Report estimates home energy use, associated costs, and provides energy solutions to cost-effectively improve the home’s efficiency. Each Home Energy Score is shown on a simple one-to-ten scale, where a ten represents the most efficient homes. Energy efficiency improvements and electrification (conversion to electric appliances) recommendations in the assessment report are encouraged, but not required.
We are at the property for about an hour or so, measuring the house footprint and sketching up a rough floor plan. We also measure all the windows. We will need access to electrical panels, as well as the attic and crawlspace (if present) to view the insulation present. We record the age and energy source for the appliances such as furnace, water heater, kitchen stove and laundry dryer.
Let’s take your home inspection report and any questions that you might have about your new home and go through everything in person. We can discuss your home, review your home’s systems, and set priorities for potential projects.
DMP Inspections is certified to conduct home energy assessments on residential properties with 1-4 units where the units are side-by-side. Multi-family units that are stacked on top of each other, require assessors with mixed-use and commercial building certification. DMP Inspections can not provide the energy assessments for these types of multi-family homes.