- What is an Energy Audit?
- What tools are used for an Energy Audit?
- What are the benefits of an Energy Audit?
An Energy Audit identifies leaks in the thermal boundary, or the shell of your house. This locates areas of thermal loss/gain. An audit can also identify health and safety concerns such as moisture, carbon monoxide, poor venting of combustion appliances, and efficiency of combustion appliances.
The Blower Door Test for home air leakage uses a specially built, calibrated device that is used to identify the overall air leakage of a home and its Heating and A/C duct system. The Blower Door consists of a large fan that is mounted in a frame. The frame is placed in an exterior door. The Blower Door fan sucks the air out of your house, simulating the effects of a 20 MPH wind on your home. By depressurizing the entire house, specific leakage areas can be located.
- Blower Door
- Combustion analyzer
- Carbon monoxide detector
- Combustible gas detector
- Thermal imaging
If you have a heater or furnace that is more than 15 years old, you could benefit from a new unit. The savings in fuel consumed can be dramatic, upwards of 15% in some cases. Benefits can include increased performance of heating and cooling appliances with lower cost of operation. This also benefits the environment by reducing your carbon footprint and works toward energy independence.
More efficient distribution of conditioned air through more efficient insulation where it is needed. Some parts of your house may be hot rooms or cold rooms. A thorough investigation of the quality of insulation can help the overall comfort level while reducing the workload on the heating system, thus improving the efficiency and extending the life of the unit.