April 9, 2018
If you’re currently living in Berkeley and planning to put your home on the market in the spring, you need to start preparing. Although selling a home requires a lot of preparation and work, an easy way to start getting ready is to have your BESO assessment performed now.
What is a BESO Assessment?
The BESO or Building Energy Savings Ordinance assessment is required before the sale of a home in Berkeley, CA. It is a version of a home energy assessment that consists of an energy audit, a water saving fixture check, a safety checklist and an optional solar assessment of the home.
The Benefits of a BESO
The goal of Berkeley’s ordinance is to increase energy efficiency upgrades in the home. When you or the new homeowner is informed about what would make the home more energy efficient, you are provided with the power to make those changes. With a full report of what can be improved in terms of water and energy usage, in addition to how safe and compatible with solar the home is, the possibilities to get the most out of BESO assessment insights are great.
Recommendations based on the BESO assessment will increase energy efficiency, comfort and utility savings. By taking steps to implement the suggested upgrades, you can improve your home to increase its value prior to sale, or the new homeowner can make the improvements to reduce their energy costs while increasing comfort and reducing their carbon footprint.
Hassler: Your Berkeley Home Partner
At Hassler Heating and Air Conditioning, we have been serving the Berkeley area since 1999. Our experts have performed countless energy assessments and have in-depth experience checking for home safety, water savings and solar potential to complete the BESO assessment.
In addition to our experience conducting assessments and providing reports, Hassler is able to quickly perform any recommended improvements. We want to make sure you’re able to sell your home quickly and at an increased price. From heating and cooling upgrades to insulation, high efficiency windows to solar, we can make sure your home is energy efficient and comfortable while reducing its utility bills.