We all want to live in homes that are comfortable, safe, and affordable to purchase and maintain. 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.

The U.S. Department of Energy’s Home Energy Score uses a simple 1 to 10 score to rank the energy use of your home. Much like a car’s miles per gallon (MPG) rating, the Home Energy Score is an indicator of a home’s efficiency. This allows you to identify areas for improvement and compare your home’s energy performance to a home around the corner or across the country.

Did You Know?

Homes with disclosed energy costs – even when those costs were high – closed at a higher percentage of the asking price and spent less time on the market than those that did not disclose energy costs.

Benefits of the Home Energy Score

  • Address problem areas by identifying improvements that will make your home comfortable year around.
  • Lower your energy use by identifying money saving improvements you can make to your home.
  • Market the investments you have made to your home by including it in your real estate listing.

How it Works

Based on an assessment that can be completed in less than an hour, the Home Energy Score not only lets a homeowner or buyer understand how efficient the home is and how it compares to others, but also provides recommendations on how to cost-effectively improve the home’s energy efficiency.

Each Home Energy Score is shown on a simple one-to-ten scale. A low scoring home is likely a great candidate for cost-effective energy improvements, which can help homeowners save energy and money, improve comfort and indoor air quality, and make the home more attractive when it’s time to sell.


Our energy advisors can discuss the benefits of a Home Energy Score and connect you to a qualified trade partner that can provide it.

There is no obligation and because we are a nonprofit, you can count on our advice to be unbiased.

Call 513-562-4831 or click below to schedule a free consult.

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