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HERS II Rating (Energy Audit)

Energy Auditor

A HERS II rating is a more detailed, comprehensive version of a standard energy audit. This is the first step to assess how much energy your home or business consumes and to evaluate what measures you can take to make your home or business more energy efficient, by performing a room by room examination of a structure as well as a thorough examination of past utility bills. Our energy audit or "HERS Rating" uses building science to help us evaluate and create a comprehensive plan that will increase your home's energy efficiency and comfort, lower your utility bills, reduce your carbon footprint, improve the indoor air quality and extend your structure's durability. It's so much more than a clipboard audit that some companies simply call a “Home Energy Audit”.

At Golden State Energy Consultants, we use a variety of techniques and equipment to determine the energy efficiency of a structure. Our Energy Performance Assessment uses equipment such as blower door, which measure the extent of leaks in the building envelope, Duct tester which can determine the efficiency and condition of the HVAC duct system and infrared cameras, which reveal hard-to-detect areas of air infiltration and missing insulation.

Energy Efficient Audits

Preparing for an Energy Audit

Before Golden State Energy Consultants visits your home or office, make a list of any existing problems or concerns. Have copies or a summary of your yearly energy bills. (Your utility company can get these for you.) Your energy inspector will use this information to establish what to look for during the energy audit. The inspector first examines the outside of the home or office to determine the size of the structure and its features (i.e., wall area, number and size
of windows). Then we will analyze the occupant’s behavior.

Your answers may help uncover some simple ways to reduce your home or office energy consumption. Be sure to walk through with your energy inspector as they work, and ask questions.

When Should You Have a Home Energy Audit Performed?
Here are the Top Ten Reasons that every homeowner should keep in mind:
When should you have a home energy audit performed?

Why a home energy audit?

Let a certified energy inspector at Golden State Energy Consultants guide you toward optimizing your homes energy usage should any of these situations apply to you. Contact Us


Home Inspections covering the counties of the San Francisco Bay Area such as Solano County, through Contra Costa County , over to Napa County and Sonoma County, Down to Alameda County, San Mateo County and Santa Clara County to the Central Valley of Sacramento County, El Dorado County, and Placer County including Lake Tahoe Homes, and other counties such as Amador County to Calaveras County, Stanislaus County and San Joaquin County and Sutter County, Butte County, Lake County, Shasta County, Tehama County, Yolo County, Yuba County, Nevada County and Colusa County. This includes outlying areas for home inspection services.

Partial list of cities served: Sacramento, Roseville, Folsom, Granite Bay, Grass Valley, Auburn, Elk Grove, El Dorado Hills, Ranch Cordova, Placerville, Jackson, South Lake Tahoe, Nevada City, Davis, Woodland, Stockton, Lodi, Galt, Yuba City, Marysville, Vallejo, Vacaville, Fairfield, Concord, Walnut Creek, Napa, Oakland, Berkeley, Fremont, San Jose, Santa Clara, Modesto, Tracy, Pleasanton, Santa Rosa, San Rafael, San Francisco, Chico, Oroville, Red Bluff, Redding, Orland, Corning, Paradise.

Golden State Home Inspections LLC •3539 Bradshaw Road Ste B-168, Sacramento, CA 95827
Member of NACHI-National Association of Certified Home Inspectors
Ca. State Contractor License #913615
Phone: 800.441.0804 • Fax: 866.846.1085
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