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Welcome! Need a Home Energy Audit?

Step 1 - Initial Interview

The auditor discusses with you any concerns, needs, goals, or plans you may have, as well as any existing energy or ventilation problems in the house. The auditor will also ask about the homes history: additions, remodels, etc.

Step 2 - Outdoor Inspection

Examine the building orientation and vegetation affecting shade and windbreak. Examine windows, doors, overhangs, skylights, chimneys, roofing, siding, grading, attic ventilation and air-conditioning unit. Examine the crawlspace if applicable. The auditor will look for moisture concerns that can lead to mold, mildew, and other indoor air quality problems.


Step 3 - Indoor Inspection

Main Level, Basement, & All Secondary Levels of the Home
Examine thermostat, furnace, water heater, basement wall and band joist insulation, ducts for sealing and insulation, window sealing, locking and glazing, weather stripping for doors and windows, flooring, washer hoses and overall character of all appliances. The auditor will also inspect the attic to look for air sealing and insulation opportunities as well as indoor air quality concerns.

Step 4 - Blower Door and Infrared Tests

Blower Door Test
Specialized diagnostic equipment is used to determine the air tightness of the house, the total amount of air leakage of the building, and where the air leaks are originating from in order to save you money on your utility bills and improve the over all comfort of the house. The blower door test also identifies moisture condensation problems. During the test, a powerful fan depressurizes the entire house and examines the rate that air re-enters the building through unsealed cracks and other openings in the building envelope.

Infrared Thermal Image Scan
Using an infrared thermograph, a special infrared camera, the auditor can identify where the building is better insulated, and where opportunities exist to improve insulation or air sealing in order to save you money on your utility bills and improve the over all comfort of the house. By capturing temperature variations of the building's surfaces using wavelengths that are invisible to the naked eye, the camera identifies "hot" and "cold" spots in the building envelope, which allows the auditor to see what's going on behind the walls.

Step 5 - Combustion Appliance Zone Testing

CAZ Testing is a health and safety test that is important where combustion appliances are in use. Tests are designed to insure that there is no leakage of flammable fuels or combustion gases like carbon monoxide into the living space and that combustion appliances are functioning in a safe and efficient manner.

Step 6 - Review Results

The auditor reviews the initial findings with you. A more detailed report is emailed to you within one week, with specific recommendations to make your home more energy efficient.

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