History of Home Energy

There is no way getting around it, we need energy.

We use energy to light and heat our homes, schools, medical facilities and to browse the internet. Up until the 1950’s the idea of energy consumption was not a national issue. In 1959 Joel Spira invented the solid-state light dimmer while using his New York apartment. Two years later the Capri rotary dimmer, which forever changed the way people look at light and light consumption.Energy consumption patterns have evolved over the years. We have developed new energy sources, which resulted in the way we use energy. The bottom line is the more energy we save, the more money we save.

The National Shelter Industry Energy Advisory Council Home was formed in 1982 by mortgage industry leaders. The goal of the Council was to create a measurement system which presented energy efficient elements of a home into the mortgage loan. This established Energy Rated Homes of America, a national non-profit organization. Throughout the 1980’s the concern about home energy ratings and energy mortgages became a national policy issue.

In 1990, the U.S. Department of Energy worked with mortgage and housing industries to acquire procedures to encourage consistency in home energy ratings and energy mortgages. This resulted in the Department of Energy, the Department of Housing and Urban Development joining forces and forming a national collaborative on home energy ratings.

In 1990’s guidelines for a home energy rating system was developed by the Department of the Home Energy Rating System Council (HERS® Council). The National Association of State Energy Officials and Energy Rated Homes of America founded RESNET organized a national program for home energy rating systems and energy mortgages.

In the late 1990’s the mortgage industry, RESNET and National Association of State Energy Officials implemented the Mortgage Industry National Home Energy Rating System Accreditation Standard.

Today Consumers can actively save energy and money by purchasing products meet strict energy efficiency guidelines set by the US Environmental Protection Agency. Energy Star certified heating and cooling equipment will enhance the comfort of your home while saving energy. Reducing energy helps you save money on utility bills.

We are a team of HVAC professionals located in Charlotte, NC who can assist in energy consumption in your home, find the right system for you, and install it with the highest level of workmanship. To consult an expert, contact us.