HOME ENERGY AUDITS
Professional energy assessments generally go into great detail to assess your home’s energy use.
Professional energy assessments generally go into great detail to assess your home’s energy use. The energy auditor will do a room-by-room examination of the residence, as well as a thorough examination of past utility bills. Many professional energy assessments will include a blower door test. Most will also include a thermographic scan. There’s also another type of test — the PFT air infiltration measurement technique — but it is rarely offered. Check out the Energy Saver 101 home energy audit infographic to get an idea of what energy auditors look for and the special tools they use to determine where a home is wasting energy.
The Home Energy Audit Tests Performed
Analyze Utility Bills
Inspector will analyze utility bills to determine last years consumption.
Inspector will interview the homeowner to address any concerns or needs.
Conduct and Exterior Inspection
Inspector will do a full exterior inspection to determine trouble areas.
Health & Safety Inspection
The inspector will conduct an Health & Safety Inspection to determine if there are any visible issues present.
Interior Visual Inspection
The inspector will conduct an Interior Inspection to determine if there are any current issues.
Asses Electrical Issues
The inspector will asses possible electrical issues and to determine if a certified electrician needs to be contacted
The inspector will inspect appliances for possible combustion issues.
Blower Door Test
The inspector will perform a Blower Door Test to locate air leaks..