A Home Performance Energy Audit is a comprehensive, whole-house approach to identifying the primary sources that are making your home energy usage inefficient, uncomfortable and potentially unhealthy.
A certified Energy Auditor will perform a thorough examination of your home, assessing overall performance and energy efficiency. The auditor will complete a series of tests, using a variety of diagnostic devices, to accurately measure the performance of your home. The tests will assist in revealing any concealed energy leaks or unhealthy conditions that are reducing the efficiency, comfort and safety of your home.
Following the energy audit, the auditor will present you with a customized summary of findings and will discuss the comfort and energy deficiencies identified in your home. From the findings, the auditor may suggest a series of improvements that will help you create a healthier, more comfortable home that is more energy efficient and environmentally sustainable.
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Why Do I Need an Energy Audit?
An energy audit will provide valuable insight in determining the key components that are negatively affecting the comfort, performance and energy efficiency of your home. A Home Performance Energy Audit may be advisable if you have experienced a combination of the following issues:
- High energy usage
- Drafty rooms
- Heating & cooling systems constantly run
- Significant temperature variances between rooms
- Moisture on the windows
- Excessive dust
- Inability to maintain consistent house temperatures
- Dry indoor air (winter season)
- Cold floors (winter season)
- Peeling paint (exterior)
A Home Performance Energy Audit can identify the source of these issues, allowing you to perform the most effective improvements to make your home healthier, more comfortable and more energy efficient.