Learn more about what to expect from Home Performance with ENERGY STAR in this short video.

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The Home Performance with ENERGY STAR process starts with an interview with you, the homeowner, to help your contractor understand concerns you have about your home’s energy use and comfort.

After the interview, the service provider will evaluate your home to determine where improvements are needed—inspecting your home inside and out, including the heating and cooling equipment, duct systems, and even lighting and appliances. Your service provider will also inspect your attic, basement, or crawlspace (if you have them), and may run diagnostic tests to check the home’s envelope and duct leakage, or use an infrared camera to find the trouble spots.

Your service provider will also review your utility bills to compare them to similar homes in your area and determine how energy is potentially being wasted in your home.


After the assessment, your service provider will prepare a detailed work proposal outlining recommended improvements and can also show you how they may qualify for special financing or other incentives, where available. Once you decide which improvements to make, your Home Performance service provider will help you get the job done right.

When work is completed, your service provider will run another set of tests to show the difference the improvements have made. Their work is also spot-checked by independent third-parties, so you can have added confidence that your job will be done correctly.


The comprehensive approach offered by Home Performance with ENERGY STAR will make your home more comfortable and energy efficient. Depending on the improvements you choose, you may be able to save 20% or more on your annual utility bill. And because you’re using less energy, you’ll also be helping to protect the environment.

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