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ENERGY AUDITS · ENERGY ASSESMENTS · WEATHERIZATION SERVICES
We all want to have comfortable, healthy homes and we definitely want to save money on energy costs, but how do we do it? It starts with a proper diagnosis of your home’s energy “health.”
THE ENERGY ASSESMENT
When you go to the doctor, the nurse measures your blood pressure, temperature and collects other vital information. A good doctor will then take time to interview you in order to make a proper diagnosis. Once the doctor has diagnosed the problem, she can prescribe the right treatment to help solve it.
Diagnosing the energy health of your house follows a similar approach.
It all starts with an energy assessment. A certified building energy analyst will visit your home and conduct a blower door test and use other tools like an infrared camera or an air leak detector (smoke pencil) to locate the gaps, cracks and leaks in your home. He will check your appliances and HVAC equipment for energy efficiency and safety issues and evaluate the level of insulation in your walls and attic. He will also take the time to interview you to see what comfort and cost concerns you have. Next, he puts together a detailed report that shows you the problem areas in your home and prescribes specific steps you can take to solve those problems.
WHAT DOES AN ENERGY ASSESMENT DO FOR ME?
Properly sealing and insulating your home can be an easy way to increase comfort, save money on energy costs, protect your family’s health and increase the energy efficiency of your home.
Our consultants are Building Performance Institute (BPI) certified as Building Analysts and Building Envelope specialists, energy auditors, and are often time proctors, of these important standards and teaching. All of our consultants have been through Honeywell EnovatePRO certifications schools and so are equipped in the highest of safety installation and employ the best practices standards as learned in these certifications and factory authorization schools.
With experienced, proven experts in home comfort education and training, our consultants and team can help you install energy efficient systems, implement new programs, processes, methods, and technology that will enhance your ability to lower your carbon footprint, and be comfortable and healthy as you have a long lasting impact on our environment.
Air sealing is done with a closed-cell spray foam (it is important that a closed-cell foam is used to ensure proper sealing). Gaps and cracks around attic penetrations (plumbing, electrical, chimneys, etc.) are sealed with this foam. Top plates (where the interior walls connect to the attic) and basement rim joists (where the foundation connects to the floor of the house) are also major areas of air leakage and often need to be sealed. Weather-stripping around doors and windows and sealing wall outlets are also effective in reducing air leakage.