Getting a Home Energy Score for Your Home
No matter where you are in your home buying, owning, or renting journey, there is always good reason to better understand your home’s energy use. We all want to live in homes that are comfortable, safe, and affordable to purchase and maintain. Energy features play a vital role in making a home an enjoyable and economical place to live. Homes that are drafty, cold in the winter, hot in the summer, and expensive to run leave residents struggling to choose between staying comfortable and paying their bills.
Developed by DOE and its national laboratories, the Home Energy Score provides home owners, buyers, and renters credible information about a home’s energy use. Like a miles-per-gallon rating for a car, the Home Energy Score is based on a standard assessment of energy-related assets to easily compare energy use across the housing market.
The Home Energy Score Report estimates home energy use, associated costs, and provides cost-effective energy solutions to improve the home’s efficiency. Each Home Energy Score is shown on a simple one-to-ten scale, where a ten represents the most efficient homes. Use the Home Energy Score Interactive Label to explore some of the information provided.
If you are selling your home, a Home Energy Score is a great way to showcase your home’s energy features. Be sure your home’s listing reflects energy investments you have made with a Home Energy Score. The information can also be used by appraisers and mortgage lenders for energy-related financing products. This can make your home more attractive and accessible to potential buyers.
The Home Energy Score Report estimates home energy use, associated costs, and provides energy solutions to cost-effectively improve the home's efficiency. Each Home Energy Score is shown on a simple one-to-ten scale, where a ten represents the most efficient homes.
Features of the Home Energy Score
- An energy efficiency score based on the home's envelope (foundation, roof, walls, insulation, windows) and heating, cooling, and hot water systems
- A total energy use estimate, as well as estimates by fuel type assuming standard operating conditions and occupant behavior
- Recommendations for cost-effective improvements and associated annual cost savings estimates
- A "Score with Improvements" reflecting the home's expected score if cost-effective improvements are implemented
Fill out the form below to request an appointment. We will respond to your request within 24 hours of receipt. Home Energy Score Assessment cost $250 for all size and age home, same day report.
After you schedule a day and time, you can pay online. Make sure an adult is home to let in our licensed Home Energy Score Assessor. The assessor will need access to attic, water heater, furnace, A/C, and crawlspace. The appointment will take about and hour and at the end of the appointment you will have your home's energy score in a PDF file that can be printed for listing and financing information. This complies with City of Portland Home Energy Score requirement. The Home Energy Score will automatically be available to your real estate agent to use in the RMLS.