A Hers rating for a house is like¬†Miles perGallon for a car
In order for a home to receive a HERS index, an Air Leakage
Test is performed to calculate the building’s actual leakage. A certified HERS
Rater would then model the house using REMRate home energy modeling software.
The software not only considers a home’s geometry and leakage, but also
includes orientation, window size and position, geographic location, insulation
levels, appliances, lighting etc. in evaluating it’s HERS index. This index
qualifies a homeowner for an energy efficient mortgage.
Hers rater must partner with a Resnet authorized Service¬† Provider in order to be a part of Resnets stringent ¬†Quality Assurance standards and to authorize
the licensing of the ¬†Rating software.My service provider is the
Illinois Association of Energy Raters. We use Architectural Energies Rem/Rate
Burlingame Home Inspections and Energy Audits
106 N. Third St.
Champaign, Ilinois 61820