Home Energy Ratings
Getting a home energy rating is like checking your credit history. You get two important pieces of information – a report and a score. The report describes how your home is using (and potentially wasting) energy and provides recommendations for upgrades. The score allows you to compare your home’s energy performance to other homes with ratings. The lower the score, the more energy efficient the home.
Why get a home energy rating?
- Allows you to compare your home’s energy performance to other homes
- Helps you plan energy upgrades for your home
- Recognizes and verifies the value of the energy improvements you’ve already made
- A good score confirms your home as energy efficient if you decide to sell
How do I get a home energy rating?
Contact a home energy rater – an independent advisor who is trained to assess home energy performance. The rater will spend a few hours measuring air leakage in your home’s shell and ducts, checking insulation, testing natural gas appliances for safety problems and collecting other data. He or she will enter this information into energy modeling software to generate your home energy rating.
I've got my rating. How do I start my upgrade?
Connect with a contractor. Send the contractor your rating report and ask for a bid on the energy upgrades you want to do. The contractor may need to do a walk-through of your home to create a proposal. The contractor may also request that your rater share the electronic data (the "BLD file") used to generate your rating.
Who are the participating raters?
These home energy raters are certified by CalCERTS and the Building Performance Institute, fully insured and prequalified for access to rebates for home energy ratings. CSE does not endorse any particular rater.
Home Energy Raters in SDG&E Territory
|Company||Contact Name||Contact Information|
|1st Choice HERS Rating||Eads, Roy||
|Anchors Aweigh Energy||Cheney, Bruce||
|Emerald Impact||Riffenburgh, Scott||
|Healthyhomes4U Inc||Nugent, Jim||
|Inspection Perfection||Johnson, Will||
|Jones Energy Solutions||Jones, Jay||
|Red E3||Gallo, Glen||
|Residential Raters, LLC||Pulis, Mark||
|Royal Residential Incorporated||Beckman, Jason||
|The Energuy||Golden, Scott||
|We Green Inc.||Phillips, Shannon||