Our Services

New home energy rating services are at the heart of what we do at Home Star Iowa. Making sure that home builders and homebuyers have the information they need to create a home that is healthy, safe and energy efficient is our highest priority.

We offer a variety of ratings:

HERS Rating

A home energy rating (HERS test) is an analysis of a home’s energy efficiency, according to the Home Energy Rating System (HERS) Index. The HERS Index is the rating system used for measuring a home’s energy performance. Based on the results, an energy-rated home will receive a HERS Index Score. The score is used similarly to the miles-per-gallon (MPG) sticker for cars, giving prospective buyers and homeowners an insight into how energy efficiency the home is. In addition to a HERS Index Score, a home energy rating also provides the homeowner with a detailed report regarding energy problems in the house.

Home Performance for ENERGY STAR

Whether you are building a new home or remodeling an existing home, the Home Performance with Energy Star rebate and incentive programs for residential homeowners and homebuilders can help you save on the upfront investment in products and services that will make your home more comfortable and efficient for years to come.

Talk to an expert about the best rating options for your new home. Call (319) 244-8564 or contact us here for more information.

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Testimonials

  • 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. 
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  • 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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