The first step in making smart energy investment decisions is to have a full understanding of what is happening at your home. Some things may be clear as day, like a poorly-insulated attic or an ancient heating system. But, many problems are not visible with the naked eye and require a better understanding of the home, its systems, how they interact with each other, and the different technologies available.
Before scheduling an energy assessment, we will ask you some questions to get a better idea of what to expect before we come, as well as to better understand your goals and desires in reducing your energy consumption. This helps guide the process on the day of the assessment.
An energy assessment takes anywhere from 2-4 hours depending on the size of the home, accessibility and scope of work. Areas of focus will include: the exterior, windows, doors, basements, crawlspaces, walls, ceilings, attic, heating systems, cooling systems, ventilation, combustion appliance safety testing, presence of health & safety hazards. After the assessment, we will regroup and give a rundown of the findings.
The energy assessment report will contain the important information and measurements collected from the site visit in a simple, easy-to-read format. It will prioritize what are the most cost-effective improvements and call out any urgent items that impact the health, safety and overall condition of the home.
Getting the Work Done
Some of the recommended improvements may be a DIY project, but some will require professionals to ensure quality installation and proper performance. We offer targeted air sealing services for those who want measurable results. We can also manage your project; we work with a number of local insulation and HVAC contractors and ensure that they are meeting our expectations for your home's performance.