Our Expertise
Home Star Iowa is dedicated to offering exceptional new construction services for home builders. We provide valuable insights and resources to help you create beautiful, comfortable, and well-constructed homes that appeal to modern homebuyers.

Our range of services includes:

HERS Rating
The Home Energy Rating System (HERS) test is an essential tool for home builders. It evaluates a home's energy efficiency and assigns a HERS Index Score. This score is comparable to the miles-per-gallon (MPG) rating for cars, providing valuable information for potential buyers and homeowners. With a detailed report on your home's energy performance, you can address potential issues and enhance the overall quality of your construction projects.

ENERGY STAR Certification
By building new homes or remodeling existing ones with ENERGY STAR standards in mind, you can differentiate your projects and attract environmentally conscious buyers. The Home Performance with ENERGY STAR rebate and incentive programs offer financial benefits for residential homeowners and home builders investing in energy-efficient products and services.

Basic Energy Code Compliance
In addition to our HERS Rating and ENERGY STAR Certification services, we also offer assistance with basic energy code compliance for new homes. Our team can help ensure that your construction projects meet the necessary energy codes and regulations, such as insulation requirements, air sealing, and HVAC efficiency standards. By incorporating basic energy code compliance into your projects, you can enhance the comfort and energy efficiency of your homes while also reducing energy costs for homeowners.

Get in touch with our experts to discuss the best rating options for your new construction projects. Call us at (319) 244-8564 or text for more information.

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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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