How Efficient Is Your Home?

Smart home device

What if you could use less energy to provide the same level of comfort in your home? Not only does an energy-conscious home improve the function of the features and equipment, but it also reduces costs substantially, too! At Best Heating & Cooling, we want to make sure your Salt Lake Valley home is the best it can be, which is why ENERGY STAR®’s Home Energy Yardstick is so handy.

How it works

The Home Energy Yardstick provides an assessment of your home’s annual energy usage. This energy usage is then compared to that of similar homes. In order to ensure that homes are properly compared, the Yardstick uses a statistical algorithm to take into account various factors, such as your home and occupancy size. Homes that score a rating closer to 10 on the Yardstick scale used less energy in the past year and surpassed their peers. The tool also gives insight into what your energy is being used for in regard to heating, cooling and everyday appliance use. (This assessment is not intended to replace a home energy audit done by a professional.)

Increase your score

The best way to improve your Yardstick score is by changing the way you operate your home to use less energy. One way to do this is by upgrading your heating and cooling systems. If your HVAC unit is old or damaged, it’s not working at its peak efficiency. Newer systems have been enhanced to be energy efficient and eco-friendly! Want to reduce your energy costs by up to 35%? Save on a new Rheem® heating and cooling system today!

Getting started

All you need is some basic information about your home to get started. This includes your zip code, the square footage, number of occupants living there full time, fuel types, and last few years’ utility bills. Create an account and find out what your score is now!

Ease into gratitude by knowing you’ve made the best decisions possible to improve your home. A Yardstick assessment lets you know the condition of your house and where there’s room for improvement. At Best, we are here to support you in making your indoor comfort at home the best it can be. Call us at (801) 492-0977 or schedule a service today!