Home Energy Survey Professionals (HESP)

A Home Energy Survey Professional (HESP) is certified to perform a visual walk-through evaluation to ascertain the general energy performance of an existing home including:

  • Utility billing history
  • Building envelope features (windows, doors, insulation, ducts) and age
  • Heating, cooling and ventilation equipment types, characteristics and age
  • Appliance and lighting characteristics
  • Comfort complaints
  • Visible moisture issues
  • Visible health and safety issues
Although a home energy survey doesn’t include the use of diagnostic testing equipment, a certified RESNET HESP is well trained to provide a fundamental energy assessment, identify problems and make basic recommendations for improving the home's energy efficiency including low-cost do-it-yourself tasks. A HESP will also present you with information about relevant utility-based programs that may help motivate you to take action.