Home Energy Checkup
Make sure your home stays as energy efficient as possible by requesting a free Home Energy Snapshot today. You'll get personalized advice on how to make this year your home's best ever.
|Request your FREE Home Energy Snapshot|
|Check out your Home Efficiency Rating and the energy-efficiency tips outlined in your Snapshot.|
|If recommended, schedule an In-Home Consultation to get personalized strategies for making your home more efficient.|
Home Energy Snapshot
Generated the moment you complete the request form, the Home Energy Snapshot leverages historical usage data to give you:
- A report of your home's average electricity usage over the last year
- A Home Efficiency Rating, based on comparisons with similar homes
- Tips to improve your home's energy efficiency
- A baseline with which to measure your home's efficiency progress
Five major elements impact the energy efficiency and electricity usage of your home.
Home Efficiency Ratings are updated once per month, but you can request Home Energy Snapshots as often as you like. Snapshots requested before the next month's usage update will not include any new usage data.
To receive a Snapshot, your home must be at least one year old.
Start by requesting your Home Energy Snapshot online.
If your Home Efficiency Rating indicates inefficiencies in electricity use, we may recommend scheduling an In-Home Consultation. At your request, a Reliant Home Energy Consultant will visit your home, review your Snapshot with you, thoroughly examine your home and leave you with your Closer Look, an at-a-glance guide containing your home's personalized assessment and practical solutions for improvement.
Within 48 hours of your In-Home Consultation, your Home Energy Consultant will send you your Big Picture, a detailed report that includes all the factors assessed during your consultation, plus specific actions you can take.
The In-Home Consultation Evaluates
- Home characteristics Age, size, type and number of stories
- Heating and cooling system
Fuel source, system size an SEER rating
Energy Efficiency and 5 Star Rating
Type(s) and automation
- Air Return System
Location, flow, etc.
- Insulation type
Location, depth and R-value
Design, connections, sizing, performance, seal method, type and R-value
- Attic Ventilation
Types and amounts
Seals and caulking
Interior and exterior lighting
To compare your home with a smaller sample of comparable homes, you can use Energy Compare, available in the Reliant Weekly Summary Email and in your online account. Because Energy Compare measures your home against a smaller geographic area and a more limited group of homes than the Home Energy Snapshot, the comparison may differ.
Am I eligible for the Home Energy Checkup?Not all parts of the Home Energy Checkup are available to all customers. The Home Energy Snapshot is available to all Reliant residential customers living in single-family homes that have been powered by Reliant for at least 12 concurrent months. An in-home consultation is available to Reliant residential customers in single-family homes in the Houston and Dallas/Ft. Worth metroplex areas.
How often can I request a Home Energy Snapshot?You may request a Home Energy Snapshot whenever you want. But please note that Home Energy Ratings are only calculated once every month. This means that requests made more frequently than monthly will not reflect improvements or changes.
How often can I request an In-Home Consultation?The In-Home Consultation is limited to one visit per customer each year. Because the In-Home Consultation is such a great offer, please be aware that scheduling can take up to two or three weeks during high demand times.
What can I expect from the In-Home Consultation?A Reliant Home Energy Consultant will arrive at your home at a time scheduled by you. Upon scheduling, you should receive a confirmation email, along with a phone call a few days prior to your appointment. The day of your visit, your consultant will review your Home Energy Snapshot with you and answer any questions you may have. He or she will perform an inspection of your home and appliances, detailing any issues needing to be addressed, taking thermal images and providing vital statistics on your home’s major systems. Before the consultant leaves, he or she will provide you with a pamphlet that includes recommendations tailored to improving your home’s efficiency and exclusive discounts on home services from Reliant and its affiliates. After your consultation, you will receive a comprehensive report with all of this information within a couple of days.
I requested a Home Energy Snapshot. Why haven't I received it yet?The Reliant Home Energy Checkup is a popular offer for our customers, and we apologize if you haven’t received your Snapshot yet. Please email us at firstname.lastname@example.org, and we will work that out for you.
Who is my Home Energy Consultant?Home Energy Consultants are Reliant employees that specialize in home energy efficiency. Each consultant is Home Energy Rating System certified and undergoes extensive training on the electrical systems vital to a home. They will be happy to answer questions you might have on a number of topics including air conditioner and heater maintenance, appliance and insulation ratings, and solutions specific to your home.