Understanding Your Home’s HERS Index

In today’s day and age, people are increasingly concerned with energy efficiency. Solar panels, electric cars, and alternative fuels are cutting down on our use of nonrenewable resources and improving our plumbing, AC, and heating appliances. Let’s take a look at what your home’s HERS Index means.

The HERS Index stands for home energy rating system, and it’s a way of describing just how well your home uses its energy. Today’s homes are being constructed more efficiently, and the HERS Index helps measure that progress. The baseline home score is 100, compared to older homes that typically score closer to 130. Newer, more efficient homes score around 60 or 70. Lower—and improve—your score by making your home more efficient through HVAC and plumbing maintenance. It may be easier to sell your home if you know you have an impressive HERS Index rating, and knowing what to look for will help you find the right home to move into.

Keeping your plumbing, air conditioning, and heating in Berkeley maintained improves your HERS index. Call Albert Nahman Plumbing & Heating at (510) 843-6904 and let us handle your water leaks, air quality issues, and furnace installation.

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