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Welcome to the 9th edition of the RESNET SmartHome Monthly Newsletter

October 10th, 2012

If you’ve been paying any attention to the housing market recently, you’ll notice there’s been a lot of talk lately about HERS Index scores. Builders have been promoting new homes via these scores; homebuyers are asking about them and even the Energy Department has adopted the HERS Index for their DOE Challenge Home project.

But what on earth is the HERS Index and what do these scores mean? That’s exactly what we’re going to tell you about in our first article, “What’s the Big Deal About the HERS Index?”

Ever wondered about why some rooms are draftier than others, or what’s causing moisture to appear on your windows? Well, we’ve got answers! In our article, “Solving Common Home Problems”, we’ll talk about these problems and many more, along with their possible causes and solutions.

As always, we hope you enjoy reading this month’s edition of the RESNET SmartHome newsletter – happy reading!

What’s the Big Deal About the HERS Index?

HERS Index There’s a new buzzword being thrown around the housing industry with increasing regularity these days: the HERS Index. For those in the know, the HERS Index is the most effective way of identifying an energy efficient home. But what about those folks who aren’t in the know and have absolutely no idea what the HERS Index is, or how it benefits them as homeowners? Well, help is on the way. In this article, we’ll explain what the HERS Index is, how it works and why it’s important to you.
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Solving Common Home Problems

Gas Leak Homes are like people: you’ve got to reckon with a certain degree of wear and tear. And, much like our bodies, there are certain problems that need to be addressed in order to make sure that everything is working properly. So, we decided to put together a list of some of the most common home problems and their solutions to help you address these issues, thus allowing you to enjoy your home and improve your quality of life.
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Energy Efficiency Highlights for September
A fun way to learn how the HERS Index works, what the scores mean and how they can affect you.
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