What is an Energy Audit?

The energy audit is the only way to identify where to allocate resource to save money and increase comfort. The audit identifies cost and savings ratios for pay backs, rebates, and tax credits for building shell and heating system.

An energy audit systematically documents how energy is being used and lost in the building.

First we conduct a walk-through inspection of the property. We visually examine windows and doors, attics and basements, the heating and cooling systems, etc.

Second, we run a battery of tests. The blower door test determines air leakage by simulating winds from all sides of the building. We use infrared thermal imaging to see air leaks, moisture, electrical issues, and to determine your insulation needs. We assess air quality by measuring humidity, air duct leakage, and running a combustion appliance zone (CAZ) test that monitors carbon monoxide potential exposure from combustion appliances. We assess the feasibility of alternative energy systems, including geothermal and solar, for your property.

Finally, a detailed audit guides our energy modeling for your home. We provide you with a report that clearly explains the results of the audit. The auditing data helps us estimate the savings which energy efficient upgrades will yield and point us in the direction of savings. We make recommendations about what technologies and improvements make sense for your home and your budget.

An energy audit will provide you with valuable knowledge about the energy needs and losses of your home. Smart decisions are informed decisions, and when making major changes in your home, you can't afford to be misinformed.

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