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Heating Energy Assessment Tool by AREVS

Posted by RESNET

Jul 16, 2014 12:25:19 PM

Understanding home heating energy performance just got easier. The new Heating Energy Assessment Tool (HEAT) from AREVS is a RESNET Approved, easy-to-use web-based application that tells home energy professionals, homeowners, and renters whether or not a home is in need of energy retrofits or upgrades. Using patented algorithms that are normalized for house size and geographical location, and information from its utility bill, HEAT provides a heating energy audit for a home in less than 5 minutes. A simple A+ through F grade range gives instant understanding of home heating performance.

Advantages for Professionals:

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Five Things You Didn't Know About Energy Efficiency Audits

Posted by RESNET

Jul 9, 2014 12:52:10 PM

As a homeowner, you may already know that home energy audits help lower your utility bills and improve home comfort, but they provide even more benefits than you might think. Here are five things you probably didn’t know about energy audits:

1. There are two types energy audits:

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Quick Consumer Guide to Home Energy Efficiency

Posted by RESNET

Jul 2, 2014 1:11:18 PM

Energy efficient homes cost less to run, are more comfortable to live in and enjoy higher resale values. Here’s a quick consumer guide to home energy efficiency and what you should look for when making your home more energy efficient.
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Do Energy Efficient Light Bulbs Really Save You Money?

Posted by RESNET

Jun 25, 2014 11:04:42 AM

One of easiest and most cost-effective ways to cut your energy bills is by replacing your traditional incandescent light bulbs with energy efficient versions, and there are a couple of different options you can choose from:
  • Compact fluorescent lamps (CFLs)
  • Light emitting diodes (LEDs)
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Which Appliances Have the Highest Energy Costs?

Posted by RESNET

Jun 18, 2014 7:33:00 PM

Appliances that are not operating in an energy efficient way can be one of the reasons for your high energy bills. If you’re wondering which appliances cost the most money to run, here’s a list of the top five:

1.    Heating, Ventilation and Air Conditioning

The heating, ventilation and air conditioning (HVAC) system comes in at number one on the list. Up to 44 percent of the typical American homeowner’s utility bill will go towards their HVAC costs. According to ENERGY STAR, once your HVAC system has hit the 15-year mark, you’ll probably have to look into upgrading to an energy efficient version. If replacing your HVAC system is not feasible, here are some steps you can take to help your system work more efficiently:

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