Understand your energy consumption and utility bill
An energy assessment, which includes an analysis of your energy consumption, will reveal how energy is used in your home. Understanding where energy is being used will empower you to make adjustments and improvements that will result in lower energy bills and/or greater comfort.
Understand the energy efficiency of your home
Due to the complexity of homes, the only real way to understand how it is performing is through an energy audit. A comprehensive energy assessment, which includes a complete inspection of all parts of the home, diagnostic testing, modeling/analysis and detailed report, will unravel the mysteries. The exact energy efficiency of your home can be compared to current standards and best practices.
Learn specific ways to improve energy efficiency and lower your bill
Once the comfort and efficiency details of your home are revealed through an energy assessment, recommendations for improving home performance can be formulated and quantified to help you make decisions about which to pursue.
Get connected with valuable resources, home performance contractors and attractive rebates
Understanding your home’s unique characteristics, and which steps to take, enables you to focus your research and discussions with home performance industry services and products professionals. You will specifically be able to ensure that the improvements you target will have the desired outcome. Additionally, you will be able to take advantage of available rebate programs.
Get answers to all questions and help with planning improvements
In addition to the comprehensive report, the energy auditor or rater will answer all your questions and help you get started on the path to improved home performance. This can be particularly helpful in determining how to implement improvements in phases over time.
Like our cars, homes can benefit from periodic check-ups and services. When not serviced properly, cars consume more gas and run poorly. Homes can also consume more energy than necessary and become uncomfortable. An optimally performing home is more valuable than an under performing one. The relatively small investment in an energy audit will unlock valuable opportunities to reduce your energy bills, increase home comfort, and reduce your carbon footprint. This return-on-investment decision is a “no-brainer!”