Home Energy Survey
A Home Energy Survey is a visual inspection and does not include the use of diagnostic testing equipment. Its purpose is to assess the general energy performance of an existing home including:
Building envelope features (windows, doors, insulation, ducts) and agesHeating, cooling and ventilation equipment types, characteristics and ages Appliance and lighting characteristics Comfort complaintsVisible moisture issuesVisible health and safety issues.
The Home Energy Survey Professional (HESP) will request a review of utility use and billing history to better understand potential opportunities for savings. A report of the complete assessment is provided, including basic recommendations for improving the home's energy efficiency, as well as low-cost do-it yourself tasks. It also includes information on relevant utility-based programs that may incentivize the homeowner to take action. A Home Energy Survey takes approximately one hour to complete.
WHY USE A RESNET-CERTIFIED AUDITOR OR RATER?
While all home energy auditors and raters can be expected to have some degree of skill, RESNET member auditors and raters are committed to the highest level of quality and ethics. When you work with a RESNET member, you are protected by the following:
Choosing a RESNET-certified auditor or rater means that you are selecting someone you can trust to provide an objective energy audit or rating. All RESNET member auditors and raters have pledged to disclose any financial interest they may have in a home that is being audited/rated.
RESNET auditor and rater members are fully trained, have demonstrated a high standard of technical proficiency, and have committed to maintain and improve their knowledge and proficiency through continuing education.
RESNET members are committed to conducting energy audits and ratings in accordance with the RESNET Standards of Practice and Code of Ethics. RESNET's purpose is to set the standard for quality of home energy audits and ratings, and has developed stringent industry standards to ensure the highest quality of service.
Complaint Resolution Process
RESNET has developed a complaint resolution process for consumers who beliieve that their auditor or rater has acted outside the RESNET Standards of Practice and Code of Ethics. When you work with a RESNET member, you have the confidence that RESNET is standing behind you.
Information above courtesy of Resnet