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DOE’s Home Performance with ENERGY STAR (HPwES) program connects homeowners with experienced and trusted contractors that can help them understand their home's energy use and identify home improvements that increase energy performance, improve comfort and health, and lower utility bills.
Participating contractors use sophisticated equipment to assess a home's energy use and identify any health and safety issues. These experts also recommend and perform energy improvements such as air sealing, installing insulation to fix drafty and uncomfortable rooms, and replacing old equipment with high-efficiency heating and cooling systems.
Local program sponsors qualify all contractors that participate in HPwES and independently verify the quality of contractors' work. Homeowners can feel confident in their contractor's recommendations and in the effectiveness of the home improvements they pay for.