“We are excited to see the tests results quantitatively showing the effects of the Solar Attic Fan on a home’s HERS index. With the HERS index, builders and homeowners are able to make an educated decision to improve the energy efficiency of buildings."
Incline Village, Nevada (PRWEB) January 31, 2012
HERS indexes, known as the Home Energy Rating System developed by RESNET, is the new meter for gauging a home’s energy efficiency. Solar Attic Fans were tested by Skyetec, a qualified HERS rater, and shown to be a cost-effective solution to reduce a home’s HERS index.
Home Energy Rating System
HERS indexes have been developed to effectively compare the energy efficiency of different homes. A certified RESNET (Residential Energy Services Network) auditor is able to quantify a home’s energy efficiency on pre-existing homes or on pre-construction plans of a new home. As a guide: a HERS index of 0 is a carbon neutral home, a HERS index of 85 is an Energy Star rated home, a HERS index of 100 is a standard new home and a HERS index of 130 is the average pre-existing home. The Department of Energy incorporates the value of HERS indexes as a factor to apply federal tax credits as well as a guide for their Building America program.
Additionally, many homeowners are looking to energy efficient home improvements as a method to go “green” and lower their carbon footprint or to simply save money on energy costs. As a reward, homeowners who choose to purchase an energy efficient home or make energy efficient home improvements can potentially qualify for an Energy Efficient Mortgage (EEM). In order for a homeowner to qualify for an Energy Efficient Mortgage, the home must be audited by a certified RESNET rater.
The Solar Attic Fan from U.S. Sunlight Corp. is the first solar powered attic fan to be tested and shown to effectively reduce a HERS index rating. By installing the Solar Attic Fan, a home’s HERS index can improve by up to 4 points as shown by Skyetec’s testing, frequently equivalent to a 4% reduction in the home’s energy consumption. In comparison to many of the top HERS index reducing products, the U.S. Sunlight Solar Attic Fan is one of the top 10 energy efficient products for the price.
For more information on the Solar Controller, Solar Attic Fans and HERS index ratings, visit U.S. Sunlight Corp at the International Builders’ Show in Orlando, Florida February 8-11 at Booth #W370.
Robert Buckley, President of US Sunlight Corp – “We are excited to see the tests results quantitatively showing the effects of the Solar Attic Fan on a home’s HERS index. With the HERS index, builders and homeowners are able to make an educated decision to improve the energy efficiency of buildings. Additionally, the Solar Attic Fan qualifies for a 30% federal tax credit making it a cost effective green solution for all new construction and remodeling projects.”
Best Sustainable Product
The editors at BUILDERnews, a 15 year old publication, declared the Solar Attic Fan and Solar Controller the Best Sustainable Products of 2011.
Best of Show
With over 100,000 products in the 2011 National Hardware Show, our Solar Attic Fan and Solar Controller caught the attention of retailers, media, and trade professionals, and won the Best of Show awards.
About U.S. Sunlight Corporation
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