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Home Improvement Expert™

Why Home Improvement Expert?

Home Improvement Expert is an easy way to get a quality job for energy equipment replacement and other retrofit projects. Research findings reveal that when improvements are properly installed, energy savings can be high with performance risks minimized. However, improper installations can significantly reduce these benefits and increase performance risks. Homeowners can leverage these expert recommendations to help ensure quality installations by attaching Home Improvement Expert checklists to vendor contracts and only accepting the work after vendors complete and sign the checklists.

Who is the Home Improvement Expert? The Home Improvement Expert does not refer to any one person, but rather the combination of expertise from Building America researchers, the U.S. Department of Energy, and DOE’s national labs. The Home Improvement Expert brand brings together their best and most useful insights to give every American access to high quality home energy improvements.  

Ready To Do More?

This U.S. Department of Energy Home Improvement Expert website provides access to factsheets and checklists that cover more than 20 home improvements. Use them to help optimize energy savings and improve performance related to comfort, health, safety, and durability. See all factsheets/checklists by clicking "View Checklists;" click "Partner Resources" to become a partner and download customized checklists; use the "Partner Map" to find partners around the country.

Looking for Consumer Information? 

If you are a homeowner, visit the consumer Home Improvement Expert Website for more information.