What is a Home Energy Score?
A Home Energy Score is a prioritized list of energy upgrades and cost savings specific to your clients' homes. And beginning January 1, 2018, sellers of single-family homes in Portland are required to obtain and disclose a Home Energy Report estimating the energy-related use, associated costs, and cost-effective solutions to improve the home's efficiency.
In fact, the Portland Bureau of Planning and Sustainability has started sending letters to realtors in the area notifying homeowners of civil penalties and fines until Home Energy Scores are updated on properties listed in RMLS. This can be an intimidating letter to receive for your clients.
At HomeRx, we can help. We're pleased to offer a comprehensive Portland Home Energy Score for your clients' homes. When we're finished, you'll have a complete assessment of the energy use in the home and, as a bonus, a list of federal and state rebates/tax incentives that could save thousands of dollars on upgrades while reducing energy bills for the home!
Benefits of working with HomeRx for your Portland Home Energy Score
- Get an itemized cost break down of each suggested upgrade (not included in the City of Portland Home Energy Scores) so you have negotiating power in marketing and transactions. The least expensive upgrades (sealing ducting or adding insulation) save twice as much energy as the most expensive upgrades (replacing a heater or windows).
- Get a list of all current energy rebates and incentives to help you save money on energy upgrades.
- Convenience of one-stop-shopping! Get your complete Portland Home Energy Score, and trust your home to a premiere provider of home energy solutions in the pacific northwest to make any upgrades to your home — and do the job right.