Home Energy HERO is proud to provide rating services to qualify new homes for the ENERGY STAR® label.

ENERGY STAR qualified new homes are substantially more energy efficient than homes built to the minimum code requirements. Even in states with more rigorous energy codes, the U.S. EPA ensures that ENERGY STAR remains the symbol for truly energy-efficient performance. These homes are good for businesses, consumers, and the environment.

Benefits of owning an ENERGY STAR qualified new home include:

  • A Label Backed by the Government: All ENERGY STAR qualified new homes are certified to meet EPA’s strict guidelines for energy efficiency. This exemplary performance is verified by an independent third party.
  • Lower Utility Costs: Compared with standard homes, ENERGY STAR qualified new homes use substantially less energy for heating, cooling, and hot water heating. Homeowners can expect to save about $200–$400 annually on their utility bills.
  • More Comfortable/Quieter Homes: The energy-efficient features of ENERGY STAR qualified new homes keep out excessive heat, cold, and noise, and ensure consistent temperatures between and across rooms-making these homes more comfortable to live in.
  • Helping to Create a Better Future: By purchasing an ENERGY STAR qualified new home, you are joining millions of consumers who have changed to ENERGY STAR, helping our nation reduce our energy needs and building a cleaner environment for the future.

Features of our ENERGY STAR qualified new homes include:

  • Effective Insulation: Properly installed insulation that meets or exceeds national code requirements helps achieve even temperatures throughout the house while using less energy. The result is lower utility costs and a quieter, more comfortable home.
  • High-Performance Windows: Advanced window coatings help keep heat in during winter and out during summer. They also block damaging ultraviolet sunlight that can discolor carpets and furniture.
  • Tight Construction and Tight Ducts: Attention to detail by sealing all holes, cracks, and seams in ducts and construction assemblies helps eliminate drafts, moisture, dust, pests, and pollen. This improves comfort and the quality of indoor air, while lowering maintenance costs.
  • Energy-Efficient Heating and Cooling Equipment: More efficient and properly sized heating and cooling systems use less energy, which reduces utility bills. These systems also turn on and off less frequently, removing more humidity and providing better comfort.

For more information on ENERGY STAR qualified new homes, contact us.


  • Rich at Home Energy HERO did an outstanding job for us in determining our energy inefficiencies and how to address them. Rich is passionate about what he does and it shows. His initial evaluation was thorough and very understandable. He worked with us after the initial analysis and was patient... Read More

    The Meyer Family
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    The Forhan's
  • My 5 bedroom Colonial home is over 40 years old and in spite or recent siding and new energy efficient windows my house still seemed "drafty" Besides that, the wide strips of insulating weather stripping were falling apart and falling to the ground in the "crawl space" attic area. I began to get... Read More

  • Hi! My name is Johnny Castle, and we just had our energy issues addressed thanks to Rich Dexter who oversaw the entire process. He is efficient, professional and a really nice guy. He tightened up our home at a whopping 30% reduction in air leakage! Our house is only 35 yrs old. He made it so... Read More

    The Castle's
  • This was an excellent experience from start to finish. Mr. Dexter was thorough in his evaluation and explanation of what needed to be done. He and his crew were prompt and efficient throughout the process.

    Ms. Klein
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    Chrissie B
  • The energy audit was very comprehensive, and all of my questions were happily answered as he went through the house. Home Energy Hero helped communicate the needs of the house properly to the contractor that did the insulation and sealing. After the home sealing, the retest was performed, the... Read More

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    The Trout's
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    The Von Rautenfelds
  • We just moved in to our new large home from a small townhouse in December. The first months bill from Pepco was $750.00 and we dreaded what would happen when winter really hit. Rich, the owner of Home Energy Hero, was the first person to respond to my request for a home energy audit. He... Read More

  • We had a lot of fun with Rich showing us how the various tools were measuring certain items. He was thorough, efficient and answered our numerous questions. He also helped us model geothermal retro fit savings per our particular building science.

    The Sokira's
  • Rich Dexter, owner of Home Energy HERO, performed an energy audit of our home late last Fall. The audit consisted of extensive air flow monitoring and heat leak sensing with an I. R. camera, plus courteous explanations at each step of the process. He pointed out numerous places where convective... Read More

    The Wilson's
  • Richard Dexter, the company owner performed the energy audit in my house, and then supervised insulation/air sealing work done by the contractor he recommended. I was very impressed with his thoroughness and professionalism. He spend about 5 hours during energy audit doing meticulous... Read More

  • My name is Kevin O'Brien and I used Rich for a home energy audit and subsequent sealing/ insulation work in the last couple months. My goal was to understand my home efficiency prior to making a significant investment in windows (I was convinced I needed new windows since they were original to... Read More

    Kevin O'Brien
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  • I recommend Home Energy HERO to anyone interested in lowering their utility bills and finding leaks in their home. They used some very cool equipment and the infrared camera scanning was real eye opening. Thanks for the audit and I will let you know when you can retest me.

  • I recommend Home Energy HERO to anyone interested in lowering their utility bills and finding leaks in their home. They used some very cool equipment and the infrared camera scanning was real eye opening. Thanks for the audit and I will let you know when you can retest me.

  • Nothing escaped him. He was very thorough and did an excellent job. He advised us to seal our ductwork, which he tested as "very leaky." He was there during the whole sealing process ensuring that everything went well. We reduced our duct leakage 87% and very happy with the outcome. I would... Read More

    Mr. Prandoni
  • We really appreciated the audit done by Home Energy HERO! While he worked, he explained everything that he was doing and was extremely helpful in guiding us on how to take care of our home. The results provided to us were not only timely but comprehensive, as well. What we appreciated the most... Read More

    Mrs. Earp
  • Thank you for the audit and the recommendations. The ac company that you referred was prompt and professional. With the tax rebates they explained to us I think we can move forward with the work. I knew that my ac unit was old but didnt know it will cost me less to replace it than keep it. I... Read More

  • I have used Home Energy Hero and was pleased at the professional service provided. Their knowledge of home energy leakage and mitigation techniques were very helpfull. I will be saving 30% off next years electric bills. I highly recomend their services to those interested in an energy audit.