To calculate a home's HERS Score, a certified RESNET Rater looks at many factors, including exterior walls, ceilings and roofs, floors, attics and crawlspaces, windows and doors, HVAC systems and ductwork. He will conduct several tests to look for issues such as air leaks and the effectiveness of insulation, and compares the data to a "reference home" - a designed model home the same size and shape of your home.
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