Why is Pearl Certification Important?

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July 12, 2018

Improving the energy efficiency of your Southeast Wisconsin  home has a lot of immediate benefits of improved comfort and energy savings. But what if you were able to recover that valuable investment in home efficiency improvements and increase the market value of your home?

Enter Pearl Certification — a third-party certification of your home’s high performing features and improvements that make your home more comfortable and energy efficient.

Getting Your Home’s Energy Efficiency Profile

If you’re hoping to upgrade your home efficiency and value with a Pearl Certification, Wisconsin Home Improvement is the place to begin. We’ve been helping southeastern Wisconsin homeowners improve their home health, comfort, and performance since 1984. Our home performance audit takes a look at how the components of your home work together to keep your family cozy all year long. Our certified home audits use a four-part approach to assess home efficiency, including:

  • Infrared thermal imaging diagnostics

  • Blower door draft testing

  • Combustion safety testing

  • Attic, basement & exterior assessment

Home Performance Upgrade Recommendations

After collecting energy audit data, one of our experts will provide you with recommendations to improve your home’s overall energy efficiency and performance, such as air sealing and upgraded insulation. During this review and discussion about next steps, many customers ask about their expected return on investment and possible increase in home value. Because we are Pearl certified, you can rest assured that you’ll recover the value of our installations and improvement when you decide to sell or refinance your home.

How Does Pearl Certification Work?

As part of the Pearl Advantage Network, we’ll look at the efficiency profile of your home. The Pearl system gives points for each high-performing asset in your home. High-performing assets are things that make your home more healthy, comfortable, and energy efficient, such as:

  • Insulation in your walls and attic

  • Efficient heating and cooling systems

  • Energy STAR® appliances

  • Smart thermostats

  • Windows and doors

Each of these elements is assigned a point value, and then points are tallied to arrive at the Pearl Certification level. Because the information is based on building science data collected during your energy audit, the Pearl certification offers a tangible measure of how well your home performs. Pearl certifications have three levels — Silver, Gold and Platinum — depending on the energy efficiency of your home systems.

Certified Efficiency Upgrades for Added Home Value

Our home performance team is proud of the efficiency work we do for homeowners in the Menomonee Falls, WI area. That’s why we’re so excited about our participation in the Pearl Advantage Network. Pearl Certification allows Wisconsin Home Improvement to certify our installations and improvements we make to your home.

When our Pearl certified experts complete upgrades in your home, you’ll recover your upgrade investment, whether you’re selling or refinancing. In fact, a recent study shows that Pearl-certified homes sell on average for 5% more!

Working with our Pearl certified experts will improve home comfort, efficiency, resale value, and more. Call 262.345.9922 or contact us to learn more.

Want to boost home value and efficiency?

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