Free Home Energy Audits Available to DC Residents
With air-conditioning season just around the corner and energy costs on the rise, the District Government is again offering free energy audits to single-family homeowners.
The DC Department of the Environment's Home Energy Rating System (HERS) program identifies a home's energy deficiencies and provides homeowners with cost-effective, energy improvement recommendations.
The HERS Program will send a RESNET certified Auditor to evaluate a home's existing energy condition, including walls, floors, ceilings, windows, doors, hot water heating, heating and cooling mechanical systems and other related aspects. Once the home audit is complete, a detailed HERS improvement analysis report is provided to the homeowner. Recommendations range from no-cost behavioral changes to major improvements to reduce energy loss in the home.District residency and DC homeownership are the only program eligibility requirements.
To schedule a free HERS audit, interested residents should call Willie Vazquez at 202.671.3304 or LaKeisha Estep at 202.673.6733.To learn more about the HERS program, visit ddoe.dc.gov.