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A Doctor For Your House?

Does your house feel too cold in the winter, too hot in the summer, drafty all year round, and perhaps just a little uncomfortable; does the site of your monthly utility bills have you running for a bottle of aspirin ? Save yourself the hassle and potential mishaps of quick-fixes and hire a Home Energy Ratings Specialist (a HERS rater to those in the know) to give your home a thorough check-up. Consider it a doctor's visit for your home.

Specially trained to understand the complex interactions within your house, a HERS rater can diagnose key issues that affect its durability, energy efficiency, safety and overall health. Once they've uncovered a problem, they'll prescribe upgrades you can make to improve the comfort and quality of your home as well as save you money on future utility bills. Cure your home's ailments, and in turn, your own headache.

To learn more about these tests, check out the Building Performance Institute.

Ready to schedule a house call? Find a HERS rater near you.

Content updated on 5/18/2009

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