Throwing Money Away
Most homeowners throw away the equivalent of a 42″ flat-screen TV every year in wasted energy. They’re throwing away a brand new mountain bike, or a really nice gas grill, or a weekend getaway vacation–because their home is wasting energy. And wasting energy is like throwing away money.
The typical American home wastes energy. We know that out of the 130 million homes in the U.S., 80 million were built between 1980 and 2000, which means that they pre-date modern energy standards and are associated with higher energy use and operating costs per square foot. We also know that the average American household spends about $2,500 on energy every year. But what most homeowners don’t know is that about 30% of that energy–and 30% of that money–is wasted.
Many homeowners could save hundreds of dollars every year without really changing their lifestyle. InterNACHI’s Home Energy Report™ provides simple, basic, prescriptive measures that millions of homeowners can take to reduce their energy bills, while making their homes more comfortable, and use that money for something they really want.
How Does It Work?
After completing a walk-through and obtaining over 100 data points about the home, the Home Energy Inspector will complete a Home Energy Report checklist. The Home Energy Inspector then uses a reporting tool that interfaces with the Home Energy Saver™ of the U.S. Department of Energy’s Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory, the engine that powers InterNACHI’s Home Energy Report.
The Home Energy Saver system uses the data collected to:
- compute a home’s energy use, cost, and carbon footprint on-line in a matter of seconds based on state-of-the-art models and data for any location in the United States
- perform operational or asset ratings
- estimate the relative importance of specific end uses (heating, cooling, water heating, major appliances, small appliances, and lighting)
- generate a list of energy-saving upgrade recommendations
- create a payback-ranked list of energy-efficiency improvements
- generate a wide range of summary and drill-down reports
The Home Energy Inspection is a valuable tool that can save the homeowner hundreds of dollars or more every year on utility bills. It is important to note that the Home Energy Inspection is not an Energy Audit. At this time, we do not offer Energy Audits, but will look forward to including them in our additional services soon.