Boost Your Home's Energy Efficiency with Expert Home Energy Score Assessments

As the demand for energy-efficient homes grows and construction standards advance, having easy access to information on home energy efficiency becomes crucial. The Home Energy Score is a valuable assessment that offers homeowners, buyers, and renters a straightforward insight into a home's overall energy consumption.

Understanding the Home Energy Score
The Home Energy Score (HES), developed by the Department of Energy, is a user-friendly evaluation of a home's energy efficiency, comparable to a car's miles-per-gallon rating. The HES considers various aspects of a home's energy use, including the foundation, roof, walls, insulation, and heating, cooling, and hot water systems.
A certified HES assessor will inspect a home and generate a Home Energy Score Report. This report rates the home on a scale of 1 to 10, with 1 indicating high energy use and 10 indicating low energy use. The report also provides information about the home, estimated energy consumption, suggested improvements, and the potential new rating and energy savings upon completing the recommended upgrades.

Advantages of a Home Energy Score Assessment
Whether you're a homeowner looking to enhance your home's efficiency, a realtor, or a home seller, it's an ideal time to schedule a Home Energy Score assessment. With the Home Energy Score, you can:
Identify necessary improvements for increased energy efficiency
Optimize your home's efficiency before putting it on the market
Compare energy usage across multiple homes for sale
Determine the likely energy expenses for a specific home

Introducing Home Star Iowa: Your Trusted HES Professionals
As Iowa's premier energy efficiency authority, Home Star Iowa specializes in whole home diagnostics and new home ratings. Our certified assessors deliver prompt and dependable Home Energy Score assessments, providing you with essential information when you need it most. If you're in the Cedar Rapids, Iowa, area, Call (319) 244-8564 or contact us today to discover more about HES or to schedule an assessment.

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  • Doug de Regnier
     It was recommended that I upgrade my HVAC to GEO by a heating company. I had Rob come in and check my house, he is very professional and knolagable. He ran a complete series of tests, showed me with thermo pictures and real numbers how I could insulate better, upgrade my HVAC without going to the expense of GEO and save more money. Well worth it. 
  • Joan Tucker
    An energy audit can be a pleasant and informative experience. It  was such during the one completed by Rob Novak for my house recently. In addition to many helpful suggestions to seal warm air leaks in all areas of the house, he found a problem with carbon monoxide in one place. The water heater chimney was blocked. There was a squirrel which had died inside the chimney,...
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  • Sandra Schneider

    Your services were great and more than I expected!

  • Thomas House
    The main thing we took away from the energy assessment was the confidence that comes with having guidelines for laying out a course of action. We knew we had issues with the home's envelope but weren't certain where to start. Using a combination of basic and complex technologies, Rob was patient and professional. He identified problem areas and possible solutions and presented...
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  • Chuck and Jill Monnahan

    We were extremely impressed with the energy audit that Home Star Iowa did on our home a few months ago. The knowledge he had in regards to the energy saving tips he provided was top notch. The equipment and the detail that went into the energy audit was amazing - he explained the results of the audit in detail and provided us a report that was easy to understand, not to mention all the recommendations that will save us money. If you are wanting an energy audit done on your home - there is no...

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  • Pat Shey

     As the owner of a 100 year old home, I sometimes wonder where I should start in making my home more comfortable.  Rob came in and went through all of my utility bills, measured every window, checked the efficiency of my boiler and hot water heater, did a blower door test and walked through the house with an infrared camera and showed me where I need insulation, where the air infiltration is coming from.  A day later, he gave me a very comprehensive report that showed me the steps I can take...

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