Why A Home Energy Report?
The typical American home wastes energy. We know that out of the 130 million homes in the U.S., 80 million were built between 1980 and 2000, which means that they pre-date modern energy standards and are associated with higher energy use and operating costs per square foot. We also know that the average American household spends about $2,500 on energy every year. But what most homeowners don’t know is that about 30% of that energy--and 30% of that money--is wasted. It takes a lot of energy to heat, cool and operate a home. Most homebuyers have no idea how much it will cost them to operate their home once they move in. Homeowners do not fully understand how much energy and, therefore, money is being wasted by their home.
Home Energy Report™ is Online
The online report supports the way people learn today -- online.
Because the report is online, it is essentially a customer Web portal that provides informative content and personalized advice designed to engage the consumer through interaction. Through the report, current and prospective homeowners can do some research, make informed decisions, and take energy-saving action on their own. The tool is designed to provide a meaningful customer experience and understanding and guide homeowners to make the decisions that will have the greatest impact on reductions in energy use and, subsequently, greenhouse gas emissions.