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What is Home Energy Rating?


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HOME ENERGY RATING SYSTEM is a standard measuring system calculating the energy efficient of a home in United States of America. It is called in different names in different countries. While calculating the value of the house, HOME ENERGY RATING SYSTEM is also play a vital role. The home owner has to get an energy efficient certificate along with the ways to improve the efficiency of the power consumption.

By HOME ENERGY RATING SYSTEM the owner of the house can calculate the current energy efficiency and with the help of that he can plan new ways to increase the efficiency. Even before constructing a house, one can calculate the average energy efficiency. That rating is called ‘projected rating’. ‘Confirmed rating’ is referred to a HOME ENERGY RATING of an existing house.

Projected ratings show the builders or the house owners the estimated energy efficiency of a house after completion of the house. By seeing the rating, they can make changes in the construction and improve the energy efficiency.

But confirmed rating will give report of the current energy consumption, and if it is more, the house owner may need a visit of the rater from HOME ENERGY RATING SYSTEM. He will give the idea to reduce the energy consumption by making changes in insulation level, wall to window ratios, thickness of the wall etc. He will perform blower door tests to identify air leakage and duct leakage.

 In developed countries like USA, UK,  Australia HOME ENERGY RATING SYSTEM is there to reduce thee energy consumption by way of modern technique.  Ratings are in numbers starting from 0. 100 represents the standard use of the American building. Below 100 is considered as more energy efficient home. Less the number, more energy efficient it is.
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