What is Home Energy Audit
A home energy audit is an evaluation of a home’s energy efficiency. While the primary objective is to reduce energy consumption, home energy audits also improve your family’s comfort, health and safety. Your home energy audit will identify sources of energy loss and prioritize energy savings options according to the greatest to least cost effective.
Our whole-house energy audit inspects these key areas of your home’s energy story:
Everybody wants to live in a comfortable, safe, and energy efficient home. Learn how you can improve safety and efficiency while you save money. It all starts with a home energy audit by a certified inspector.
HEALTH AND SAFETY
When was the last time you had your home’s safety evaluated? Our certified energy audit inspectors do more than find ways to increase your home’s energy efficiency. They also make sure your home is a healthy, safe environment for your family. Learn more about how we can give you the peace of mind that your home is free of safety hazards.
Did you know the average home loses between 10 and 30 percent of its conditioned air through its ductwork? Whether your ducts are made of sheet metal and rectangular or plastic and rounded, they’re prime suspects in energy loss. Well-insulated, sealed, and kink-free ducts make all the difference in your energy savings. Learn more about how proper ducting can save you money.
BLOWER DOOR TEST
A blower door test is one tool our inspectors use for determining how much air is leaking out of your home. This test is designed to measure the rate of air exchange from inside to outside to ensure your family’s optimum comfort. During this process, a technician will walk through the home and, using a chalk bottle, show you where air — and your money — is venting.
Every object – even ice – emits thermal energy in the form of infrared light that is detectable by infrared cameras. Infrared imaging is a valuable part of a home energy audit because it allows the technician and the homeowner to “see” inside the walls of the house. Often infrared cameras identify potential problems before they cause damage or create a hazard.
SOLAR HEAT GAIN
When the sun’s rays bake your home, solar heat gain is to blame. This type of radiation is a problem in the sunny, hot Texan climate, where air conditioning is essential to cooling homes year round. And the more solar heat your home absorbs, the more money you spend cooling it.
GENERAL HOME SYSTEMS
Did you know refrigerators generally account for between 9 and 15 percent of a home’s total energy usage? A home energy audit technician looks at many aspects of a house in order to assess its energy efficiency and make tailored recommendations specific to your home. Learn how we examine your insulation, attic ventilation, and appliances to give you real, unbiased advice to save you money.
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home energy audit.