Home Energy Hero Success Stories

We’re busy saving homeowners from high energy bills and delivering home comfort. Is your home next?

The ultimate compliment is a referral. We hope that you tell your friends and family about us, so that the legend of Home Energy HERO continues. As a token of our appreciation, you’ll receive a $25 Amazon gift card when your referral becomes a client. With just four referrals, you’ve paid back your own home energy audit!

Rockin’ a 30% reduction in bills!

“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 easy…sign a few forms, he does the heavy lifting. My wife and I wholeheartedly endorse and recommend Rich Dexter, a real home energy hero.”

Johnny Castle

Making Our Home Cozy

“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 heat loss could be sealed off and where added insulation would pay off. He recommended a capable local company and personally supervised their work. When a 6-square=foot shaft between the attic and basement was discovered, Rich did the carpentry to seal it off.”

-The Wilsons

Passionate About What He Does, and it Shows

“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 as we took our time to make decisions. When Rich and the crew came back they were very professional and did a few extras. After the work was done, we discussed a few concerns with Rich and he quickly addressed them in a manner that we were very satisfied. We were very glad to work with Rich and would strongly recommend him for your energy needs.”

Wayne and Wendy

A HERO Saves the Day

“Being a homeowner can be challenging. Being a first-time homeowner can be even more so. Finding a good contractor can be like walking through a maze of darkened alleys. Confusing road signs promise vast amounts of money returned to those who go the proper path. Rascals, scoundrels, villains and knaves ready to pounce on the unsuspecting walker who makes a wrong turn. One can find themselves suddenly surrounded by nothing but alleyways. Which is the safest? Which is the best? What will cost the most or least? Help! Help us! We’re lost! And then a HERO appears to show us the path.”

The Forhans

If You Don’t Do This, You’re Mostly Just Guessing

“My 5-bedroom Colonial home is over 40 years old and in spite of 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 estimates and make myself more knowledgeable about insulation. Wow, there was a lot to know. I heard about getting an energy audit and at first I was skeptical. You do need that to get the rebates so I did it. – Wow, that turned out to be a great decision as it really pinpoints the areas where you are “leaking” air. If you don’t do this, one is just mostly “guessing”.

I found Richard Dexter of Home Energy -HERO to be experienced, professional and extremely knowledgeable. He made some really good suggestions that others had not made. He takes pictures of the areas that you can’t get to and you can actually see what he is referring to. He even has an instrument that “sees” thru the walls! Three areas of the home were targeted, the basement, the slope attic and the upper attic. His prices were very competitive, and he made me aware of the wonderful rebates this year that were available from Pepco, etc. (50 % up to $2000.) That is no small change and Richard takes care of all the paperwork for you. His crew came right on time and were very respectful of me and my personal property. They protected my floors and carpet, – they worked well, – and Richard was there all-day supervising and checking that the workers did what we had agreed upon!

When they were done, all was cleaned up and/or moved back to my satisfaction. Richard conducted another “blower door test” at the end of the day – (it’s really neat to see how it is done) and it showed a big reduction in my air “leakage”. My insulation levels were greatly increased right where they needed to be. I commented to Richard a few days later, that my house now feels “snugger” – and I am sure my utility bills will be reduced which will bring additional monetary savings for years to come. I am very satisfied and highly recommend Richard and this company for your insulation needs.”

Charlotte, Homeowner in Rockville

Excellent from Start to Finish

“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

Remarkable Improvements – Real Results!

“Home Energy Hero executed the insulation and air sealing in our home, and the improvement is remarkable. Our home was very leaky, and after the insulation remodeling, we are already experiencing a more efficient use of our home heating utilities.”

Chrissie B

A Painless Process

“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 house passed its leak test, and he even helped prepare some of the paperwork. It made the process fairly painless.”


Questions Answered, Great Experience

“Not only did Rich provide excellent service for our family, he also tolerated my many questions. All around great experience and I’m glad that we finally found somebody we can rely on for any and all of our home repair needs.”

The Trouts

Reliable and Professional

“Home Energy HERO provided us with professional, courteous and efficient service. The owner personally comes to the home, providing a report within 7-10 days.”

The Von Rautenfelds

Reliable and Professional

“We just moved into our new large home from a small townhouse in December. The first month’s 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 personally came out to our home and did the work for us directly, instead of sending a technician or other representative. He worked quickly and efficiently, reviewing all of our issues very thoroughly.

Our audit report was available by email within a week, and from there, he advised us to do things such as adding a programmable thermostat and change light bulbs. He also scheduled an insulation job for us that was done the following week at a great price. Rich helped us find all of the possible rebates that were available through the State and through Pepco and worked with us to fill out the paperwork.

When the insulation was put in, he personally supervised the project and helped to finish other small things around the house such as covering the water heater, caulking, and replacing light bulbs. Since our audit, our electric bill has consistently gone down, even threw the coldest part of the winter, more than $200 each month. We are very pleased with the work Home Energy Hero has done in our home and would highly recommend them.”


Fun and Informative

“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

Courteous, On Time, and Honest About the Process

“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 the 20 year old home and are a bit ragged… but figured spending money on an audit was a drop in the bucket and a good way to start as opposed to just diving in with the windows).

Kevin O’Brien

Increasing Efficiency and Lowering Energy Bills

“Thank YOU!!!!! You helped me increase the Miles Per Gallon on my house by 30%! Thank you.”