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Home Energy Evaluation

Stop wasting energy, protect your family, and put more green in your pocket.

Love your home, but hate your energy bills? Any idea how much of your hard-earned money is being wasted due to energy inefficiencies? Ever worry that radon or carbon monoxide might be putting your family at risk?

Our Home Energy Evaluations focus on where inefficiencies and danger are most likely hiding, as well as those areas where simple changes can put money back in your pocket.

Assessments are done by highly trained energy evaluators and include a 14-point inspection of the following:

Assessment Areas

Did You Know…

1. Windows

Windows can account for 10% – 25% of your utility bill due to heat escaping.1

2. Doors

Next to windows, exterior doors are the most common cause of unwanted air infiltration.

3. Siding

Siding that’s poorly insulated, weather-damaged or not properly installed can lead to energy loss. Since it covers such a large area, siding problems can result in substantial wasted dollars.

4. Attic Insulation

According to Owens Corning, about 40% of your home’s energy loss escapes through the attic. Only 20% of the homes built before 1980 are properly insulated.2

5. Light Bulbs

Lighting accounts for about 6% of the average household’s energy budget. ENERGY-STAR®-qualified CFL bulbs use about 75% less energy and last about 10 times longer than traditional incandescent bulbs.  1

6. Hot Water Tank

Water heating is the second largest energy expense and typically accounts for 18% of your utility bill. 1

7. Hot Water Pipes

Inadequate insulation around the pipes that lead from your hot water tank to your faucets, showers and appliances can drive up your heating bills.

8. Garage Door

The garage is usually the largest un-insulated room in a home. If you have an attached garage that shares a common wall with your home, then it can actually work against your heating and cooling system—unnecessarily increasing your energy costs.

9. Programmable Thermostat

Utilized properly, a programmable thermostat can help you save as much as 10% a year by simply turning back the temperature 7o to 10o for 8 hours a day. 1

10. Air Ducts Sealing

Air Ducts are one of your home’s most important systems, but they’re overlooked because of their location (out of sight). Not properly sealed or insulated, they can quietly steal your energy dollars.

11. Air Duct Cleaning

If your Air Ducts are clogged, your home has to work harder to heat and cool causing higher energy bills.

12. Holes and Cracks

Warm air seeping into your home in the summer and out of it in the winter can be a huge energy waster. Plus, cracks can be a sign of bigger problems.

13. Radon Test

Radon, a radioactive gas that can’t be smelled or tasted, contributes to approximately 22,000 cancer-related deaths per year.3 Radon gas can enter your home through many places, including your foundation, walls, floor drains and even water pipes.

14. Carbon Monoxide

Carbon Monoxide is an odorless, colorless gas that is extremely dangerous to humans – even in small concentrations. If you have an attached garage and/or fuel-burning furnace, stove or other appliances, monitoring carbon monoxide levels is critical to protect your family.

Once your home has been evaluated, the home energy assessor will provide you with a written evaluation report and a recommendation on how to improve your home’s energy efficiency and safety. The trained energy professional will also coordinate the installation of any of the products you select to help you start saving money immediately.

Request your Home Energy Evaluation.

 

1 U.S. Dept of Energy, Energy Efficiency & Renewable Energy Booklet, December 2011
2 U.S. Dept of Energy, Energy Savers Booklet, May 2009
3 National Cancer Institute Radon Fact Sheet, http://www.cancer.gov/cancertopics/factsheet/Risk/radon

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