What would happen if, while you were car shopping, you asked the salesman for the estimated fuel efficiency of a particular model and he said, “I have no idea.”
If you’re like me, you’d probably walk out of the showroom.
Yet when it comes to buying a home – which has far higher energy costs each month than your car – you would probably never ask for (and until recently probably would not be able to find) information that would help you compare the performance of one home to another on your shopping list – or to other homes elsewhere in the country.
That’s where the U.S. Department of Energy’s Home Energy Score comes in.
Like MPG for your car, the Home Energy Score (now included in a CMC Home Energy Assessment) helps you to compare a home’s energy efficiency to any other measured home across the country.
A Home Energy Score Report – which you’ll get with your assessment – also provides suggestions for energy improvements broken down by what they’ll cost to implement and what they should save you on your bills – a great way to prioritize measures you should install now, and which you might save for another day.
Whether your buying a new home or selling or refinancing your current one, a good Home Energy score can raise the value of your home, help you make a decision between two close options, and even improve your mortgage or financing options.
Just schedule a CMC Home Energy Assessment today! For only $124, you’ll not only get the Home Energy Score Report, but all the other great money-saving, comfort-enhancing benefits of a audit (you can read more about those benefits here).
Once you sign up, a Home Energy Score assessor will visit your home to collect information about your home and your energy systems. Although the time to produce a Score Report varies depending on what other services the assessor is providing, on average it takes about 3-5 days to get your full report.
Whether you’re buying, selling, or re-financing your home – or even if you’re not ready but plan to do it down the road – investing in a Home Energy Assessment is a smart move. Make that move today and get your Home Energy Score, too!