We use diagnostic tools such as the infrared camera to assess the performance of the house.
How an ENERGY STAR Home Performance Analysis and Upgrade Works:
Step 1: Evaluate
First, we will talk with you about your concerns and the improvements you would like to see.
Next, we will test your home. As highly trained experts in building science principles, we use specialized instrumentation to detect the root causes of your home’s problems. After testing, we will describe the current condition of your home and how it can be improved.
Step 2: Your Upgrade Options
You will receive a homeowner’s report summarizing test results and explaining technical terms and concepts. The report will also include a list of improvement recommendations and costs. We will help you determine which improvements will optimize the performance of your house, so you can choose the improvements that meet your specific needs. Upgrade options are designed to work together to achieve year-round indoor comfort while maximizing the efficiency of your home’s energy systems.Â These options can include air sealing, insulation, and duct improvements to prevent excessive indoor hot and cold zones. A Home Performance upgrade also can include improving the size and operation of your appliances to cut down on excessive energy loss during operation.
Step 3: Improve
If you decide to invest in the suggested improvements, we will perform the Home Performance upgrade. We are certified in national Home Performance with ENERGY STAR standards which use the best practices and materials in all work done on your home. After we make improvements on your home, you can expect immediate improvements in comfort and energy efficiency.
Step 4: Verify Results
Once the work is completed, we will run another set of tests to verify that the condition of your home has been improved. You will receive a Home Performance upgrade completion report that shows you before and after numbers that help to quantify your house’s actual performance improvements.
A Prescription without Diagnosis is Malpractice!
Reasons to Go Green
Below are some quick links to more information about the green movement and energy audits for your home.
For more information, or to schedule an energy audit, please contact us.