A Quick Home Energy Check-up is a fast, easy way to increase the energy efficiency of your home and help you start saving immediately. When you schedule a Check-up, one of our energy efficiency professionals will come to your home and check the condition of its insulation, heating and air cooling system, lighting, appliances and more to identify simple ways to help you save energy and money!
The QHEC is offered to customers at no charge. The Comp Audit has a fee of $100 and you could receive up to $2,000 in rebates! If you chooses hire BEDR for the construction, they will apply the $100 as a credit also.
How It Works
1. Walk-through. A Check-up professional will perform a one-hour walk-through of your home to show you how you can reduce the amount of energy you use and save money. Your Check-up professional will assess the condition of the following items:
- Insulation levels
- Air leakage
- Heating & cooling systems
- Windows & doors
- Lighting & appliances
- Water heating equipment
2. Discussion of findings. After the Check-up, you will receive a report summarizing important findings, recommended improvements and opportunities to reduce your energy use and costs while improving the comfort of your home.
3. Installation of energy-saving measures. With your permission, the Check-up professional will provide and install the following energy-saving measures in your home at no additional cost:
- Up to 12 compact fluorescent light bulbs (CFLs)
- One light-emitting diode (LED) bulb
- faucet aerators
- Two efficient-flow fixed or handheld showerheads
- Water heater pipe insulation (installed on hot and cold pipes for six feet from water heater)
- Smart Strips
Comprehensive Energy Audit:
Comprehensive Audits provide a thorough analysis of your home as a system where we look at each component and how they interact.
Here’s what you can expect from a Comprehensive Energy Audit by Energy Smart
- Customer Interview – provides valuable information on the history of the home, including energy consumption trends, home comfort issues, and insulation levels
- Visual Inspection – primary investigation that includes the use of an infrared camera to assess insulation quality and potential moisture problems, as well as combustion gas detectors to test the safety of homes with combustion appliances (i.e., gas/oil furnaces and boilers)
- Depressurization Inspection – main investigation in which a blower door and infrared camera are used to assess air leakage sources and other problem areas
- Zonal Pressure Testing – diagnoses indirect air leakage paths which are often the cause of indoor air quality problems and threats to building durability
- Moisture Evaluation – leak detection, moisture and air quality analysis, and relative humidity verification
- Mechanical Equipment Assessment – evaluate efficiency of existing mechanical equipment
- Utility Bill Disaggregation – comprehensive breakdown of utility usage allowing creation of a Home Energy Usage Report which will indicate the current carbon footprint of your home and how much carbon savings potential you have
- Audit Review – sit-down consultation with homeowners allowing review of energy audit results presented in detail, questions and concerns are addressed, and prioritized remediation solutions are discussed