The COVID-19 pandemic has redefined our understanding of normal daily life. Going forward, we will see more families staying in, with children home from school and parents working from home. Homebuyers will have a new set of needs and must-haves. Ultimately, they will look for homes that can offer more safety and promote a healthier living environment.
This shift in homeowner needs raises the importance of the HERS rating even higher.
The Home Energy Rating System (HERS) Index is our industry’s standard in energy efficiency. It is also the nationally recognized system we use for certifying a home’s energy performance. A high-performance home comes equipped with controlled ventilation, a feature that improves the indoor air quality. An official third, the certified RESNET HERS Rater, determines the HERS rating for all homes.
The HERS Index provides a solid foundation for new and innovative ways to inspect a home and improve the quality of life for homeowners. Undoubtedly, we will see a more considerable effort to design greener, healthier practices into the home building process. We may see new rating indexes come into play that certifies a home’s ability to promote public health and safety.
At Handmade Homes, we pride ourselves on our eco-friendly building practices. Our mission is to provide peace of mind to all of our homebuyers, and that includes going beyond today’s industry standards for environmentally-friendly and energy-efficient.