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Interested in getting a Home Energy Score, but not sure what to expect? See our Example Score Report to see what information is included.

Use the fact sheet, What Does My Score Mean? to help you interpret the results of your Home Energy Score.

Making Smart Home Upgrades

The Be a Smart and Engaged Homeowner guide covers what you should know before starting work on your home.

DOE’s Energy Saver provides tips and in-depth information on improving various systems in your home. In particular, the Energy Saver resource, "Tips on Saving Money and Energy at Home" is a helpful starting guide.

You can make upgrades through the Home Performance with ENERGY STAR program. Find a participating contractor dedicated to whole-home performance using the Home Performance with ENERGY STAR Search Tool.

If you are renter, utilize Northeast Energy Efficiency Partnership (NEEP)’s Renter's Guide for Creating Lower Cost, Energy Efficient Apartments and Homes.

Accessing Financing Products and Resources

If you are buying a home or refinancing your home, there are financing options to help you afford an energy efficient home or pay for efficiency improvements. Home Energy Score is an accepted energy label to help borrowers qualify for attractive energy-related loan products offered by the Federal Housing Administration (FHA), Fannie Mae, and Freddie Mac. Read our blog post on these financing products for more information.

Use the Database of State Incentives for Renewables & Efficiency (DSIRE) to find policies and incentives available in your area. Some states also offer Property Assessed Clean Energy (PACE) Financing options for single-family homes to access energy efficiency and renewable energy products.

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