Home Energy Score
At National Heating and Air Conditioning, we offer many services in the Cincinnati area to get your home performing better than ever before. Investing in the efficiency of your home can not only vastly increase your comfort in all seasons, but also decrease your monthly utility bills.
What Is a Home Energy Score?
One of these services is the Home Energy Score (HES). A HES is a method of rating your house, to determine how efficient it really is. Step one is having one of our home professionals come to your home to perform a short walk-through, and gather some initial energy usage information. Then, they will give your home a score, based on the information they’ve collected — 1 for very inefficient and needing many energy improvements to 10 for very energy efficient.
At National our first priority is always our customers, so we send you information about our certified and well-trained professional coming to perform your HES, before they get to your house.
Why Do It?
A Home Energy Score is a great first step to improving your home’s energy efficiency. With your score, our assessor will also provide you with information on where your energy is going, being lost, and how efficiently your mechanical systems are operating. This information will make it clear where your house needs improvement, so you can take the next step to making your home more energy efficient, improving your comfort, and reducing your energy bills.
National Is the Right Choice for You.
When you work with us, you know we will go above and beyond to make sure you get exactly what you need. And the benefit of dealing with National is that we are not a one-service company; we believe in a “whole-home” approach, that considers all parts of your house.
If you want to increase the efficiency of your home after getting your HES, we offer a number of services in the Cincinnati area, such as: heating, air conditioning, insulation, duct sealing, and air sealing that will allow you seamlessly and easily move to the home efficiency improvement phase.
How is the Home Energy Score calculated?
The Home Energy Score is calculated based on information about the attributes of your home that are inputted into an energy modeling software developed by the Department of Energy and Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory. With the information inputted, the software provides an estimate on the home’s annual energy use, and then converts that into a score.
Why did I get a low Home Energy Score when I’m very conservative with my energy?
The score given is not always reflective of your energy use. The primary goal of the HES is to analyze your home’s efficiency as a system, looking at it’s parts, including insulation and heating/cooling equipment. So someone could be using a lot of energy, leaving their appliances on all day, but if they have a small, well insulated house with good air-flow, their score may be higher. The focus of the score is to show you how well your house functions as a system — not a reflection on the energy usage characteristics of the occupant.
How does the Home Energy Score help me?
While it may seem like just a value, the score helps show you where there is room for improvement. If you have a score of 2, it’s an indication your house isn’t performing as well as it could. The assessor will also provide you with information about where you’re losing energy, so you can know what you need to improve, and how.
Our Service Area
We service the following cities and the surrounding areas: Cincinnati, Loveland, Mason, Montgomery, Indian Hill, Fairfield, Hamilton, Blue Ash, Madeira, Maineville, West Chester, Milford, Lebanon, and Morrow, Ohio.