Save Money and Energy with a Home Energy Assessment
According to the US Department of Energy approximately one-fifth of the energy consumed in the United States is used to cool, heat and light our homes and operate home appliances. Most of this energy is used for cooling and heating. Homeowners can save hundreds of dollars each year by making energy efficient retrofits identified in a home energy assessemnt. We offer different levels of home energy assessments, commonly known as energy audit, ranging from a quick walk-through of your home to identify areas needing improvements to a comprehensive analysis and energy modeling of your home.
Why get a Home Energy Assessment?
A home energy assessment will result in a list of energy efficient retrofits that will help you save energy and money while turning your home into a more comfortable and healthy place to live.
A drafty home, hot and cold rooms, poor indoor air quality and high energy bills are all common issues for homeowners. Installing a new heating or air conditioning system, buying replacement windows, or upgrading insulation may only solve part of the problem or even make problems worse. To achive the optimum results, you need an integrated "whole-house" approach that looks at your house as a system. Our professional home energy assessment (commonly known as an Energy Audit) does just that. The assessment is performed by our home performance specialist who is a BPI certified building analyst professional and a RESNET certified HERS rater. This is often the first step to assess how much energy your home consumes and evaluate what cost-effective retrofits or personal changes will make your home more comfortable and energy efficient.
What is Involved?
Our home performance specialist performs a visual inspection of your home and uses specialty diagnostic equipment and tests to pinpoint areas needing improvements such as air leaks, insufficient insulation and excessive moisture or condensation on the outside and inside of your home. These tests may include a blower door, duct leakage, combustion safety or infrared inspection. In addition to these tests, we interview the homeowner in addition to assessing past utility bills to get an understanding of how your home is operating on a daily basis. After a thorough analysis of your home we will provide a detailed report that includes color photos, infrared images, computer energy modeling and recommended cost effective energy efficient retrofits with their estimated payback period. From this point on, we can continue to work with you to make your home Healthy, Comfortable and Energy Efficient.
What can I do after a Home Energy Assessment?
Remember a home energy assessment will not improve your home and save you money unless you proceed with the recommended energy efficient retrofits. Peak Energy is qualified to be your contractor and complete these retrofits for you. We can also assist you in prioritizing the improvement projects you want to start with.
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