Home Energy Inspection


The Home Energy Inspection

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It takes a lot of energy to heat, cool, and operate a home. Most home buyers purchase a home without first understanding what it will cost to operate it once they move in. Most Americans spend $2,500 a year on utilities, including heating and cooling costs. Many homeowners can reduce their utility bills by up to 30%--sizeable savings--from energy improvements.
To conduct a Home Energy Inspection, your inspector will collect about 40 data points related to energy, then use an advanced energy calculator developed by the International Association of Certified Home Inspectors to:
  • estimate the home’s yearly energy usage;
  • pinpoint potential energy inefficiencies;
  • develop recommendations for energy improvements; and
  • determine your potential energy savings.
Your online report will provide information about the efficiency of the major systems in your home, as well as recommendations for improvements that can help reduce your energy bills, while making your new home more comfortable. 
The Home Energy Report will give you a quick understanding of:
  • how much a home will cost to operate once you move in;
  • where energy (and, therefore, money) is being wasted in the home; and
  • what can be done to save energy and increase your family's comfort.


The Home Energy Book is included with your Home Energy Report. In addition to the energy-saving recommendations in your Home Energy Report, this companion ebook describes additional ways to save energy, increase comfort, and protect the environment. It also includes do-it-yourself tips to save energy right now, including easy low-cost and no-cost ways to save energy.
The benefits from making energy improvements include saving on your utility bills, increasing the comfort of your home, and reducing your use of natural resources. In the example report shown above, this home will cost the homeowner $1,451 per year to operate. If the family makes the recommended energy improvements after they move in, they could expect to save $571 every year. These estimates and recommendations are based on the energy calculations and cost databases administered by the U.S. Department of Energy and its Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory.  

From The Home Energy Inspection - InterNACHI http://www.nachi.org/energy.htm#ixzz2DpZeDnea