What happens in an audit?

A Home Performance with ENERGY STAR® assessment entails a thorough review of your home. Certified professionals will perform a visual assessment of your home, combustion safety testing, blower door leakage testing, and direct install measures.

How long does an audit take?

Because of the level of detail involved, an audit typically takes 4 to 6 hours.

Do I need to prepare for an audit?

Communication is key when preparing for an energy audit! Please tell us about any problems you’re having such as high energy bills, cold/hot rooms, or poor air distribution. That way, we can uncover the source of the problem and find a solution. In addition, we’ll ask to review a calendar year’s worth of energy bills. Finally, please make sure we can walk through areas such as mechanical spaces, crawlspaces, as well as your attic and basement.

How do I read my energy bill?

Electric bills are broken down into different charges such as demand (instantaneous demand for a certain amount of power, in kilowatts), actual usage in kilowatt-hours, and delivery and generation charges. The actual amount you pay per kilowatt-hour (your rate) is the total of your monthly charges divided by actual usage in kilowatt-hours.

What is the difference

between fluorescent and LED?

Fluorescent lighting works by sending an electrical charge through mercury vapor in a glass tube, which excites the gas and creates light. Meanwhile, Light Emitting Diode (LED) led-flourescentlighting is a device that produces visible light when an electric current passes through the diode, also known as a chip. LEDs last much longer than fluorescent lighting, although both last 4 to 15 times longer than incandescent and provide the same amount of useful light at a fraction of the wattage.

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