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As young men, my friends and I drove gas-guzzling muscle cars that often belched foul-smelling exhaust when we pushed them hard. My ‘69 GTO was a blast to drive, but as I matured I came to understand the need for more sustainable solutions, both for my wallet and our planet.

Just like those powerful cars, homes can be energy-hungry beasts. At Home Standards, we believe that every little bit counts, and that’s why we’re taking a proactive approach to energy efficiency.

Introducing our complimentary Energy Checklist!

Beginning in 2024, alongside our detailed home inspection reports, we now offer a valuable resource for homeowners and home-buyers – a free checklist guide to identifying and addressing energy-wasting issues in your property.

This checklist includes potential problems and, when possible, provides practical solutions to help you:

  • Save money on your home energy bills.
  • Boost your home’s overall efficiency.
  • Reduce your carbon footprint.

We believe that empowering our clients with knowledge is key. By helping them make informed decisions about their homes, we’re not just inspecting properties; we’re building a more sustainable future, one home at a time.

Ever heard the “Starfish Effect” Story?

On a beach scattered with starfish left by a storm, a young girl worked tirelessly, throwing them back into the sea. An older man passing by paused to question her efforts, pointing out the futility in trying to save so many. But, with a starfish gently cupped in her hands, she simply smiled and replied as she released it into the waves, “It makes a difference to this one!”

The old man, touched by the girl’s simple conviction, found a new sense of purpose. From then on, whenever he walked the beach, he joined in, helping her save the starfish, one by one. Their small acts of kindness rippled across the vast ocean, proving that even the smallest deeds could make a world of difference.

Like the young girl who saved one starfish at a time, our efforts, however small, can have a ripple effect. Every homeowner who takes action to improve their energy efficiency is contributing to a greener planet. It doesn’t matter if you’re a seasoned eco-warrior or just starting your journey towards sustainability. At Home Standards, we believe that everyone can make a difference.

Note that this Energy Checklist will be at the end of our home inspection reports for those who want this information.