Hanover: “What’s Your Score?”

What’s your score? Well that is just what energystar.gov is asking with the EPA’s new Home Energy Yard Stick. This online quiz “provides a simple assessment of your home’s annual energy use compared to similar homes.”[1]

According to the website just by answering a few simple questions like: your zip code, the size of your home, how many occupants, what type of fuel you use, and recent billing information you can determine your Yard Stick Score and  “Insights into how much of your home’s energy use is related to heating and cooling versus other everyday uses like appliances, lighting, and hot water; plus Links to guidance from ENERGY STAR on how to increase your home’s score, improve comfort, and lower utility bills.”

Why is it important to know your homes Yard Stick Score? So you can make smart decisions about your energy use and home improvements. By knowing your homes personal score “you can increase your Yardstick score by improving the energy efficiency of the features and/or equipment of your home or by making changes in the way you operate your home to use less energy.”[2]


Harvey Building Products Windows & Doors

Harvey Building Products Windows & Doors

Once you know your score you can decide whether it’s time for new Windows, Doors, Siding, roofing, Mechanicals (like HVAC systems) or new appliances. As we start to look towards fall it NOW is the time to get these projects started so you can experience the largest savings this season.

To visit the Energy Star Website and take the quiz for yourself: click here then call Almar Building & Remodeling at 781-826-2577 so we can discuss your current score and options to improve your score and home


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[2] https://www.energystar.gov/index.cfm?fuseaction=HOME_ENERGY_YARDSTICK.showHowItWorks&CFID=8872149&CFTOKEN=d816d03a64e77ec-5E05A5C9-C290-F642-9F06B69CDCA357B2&method=popup


Almar Building & Remodeling Co (Hanover Ma). As a third generation family owned and operated company for over 50 years Almar Building has all the benefits of a small company with the options of a larger company including financing. From Additions, Kitchens, Bathroom, Basement Renovations, Siding, Windows, to Doors Almar services the entire South Shore of Massachusetts including: Hanover, Hingham, Pembroke, Norwell, Scituate, Cohasset, Duxbury, Hanson, Abington, Rockland, Holbrook, Braintree, Weymouth, Milton, and many more towns.

Craig Guido

With 20 years of remodeling experience both in the field and working in collaboration with homeowners to develop remodeling projects designed to fit your lifestyle.