WHAT IS AN ENERGY AUDIT?

An energy audit is the first step to assess how much energy your home or business consumes and to evaluate what measures you can take your home or business more energy efficient, by performing a room by room examination of a structure as well as a thorough examination of past utility bills.

An audit will show you problems that may, when corrected, save you significant amounts of money over time. During the audit, you can pinpoint where you are losing energy. 

We use a variety of techniques and equipment to determine the energy efficiency of a structure. Thorough audits often use equipment such as blower doors, which measure the extent of leaks in the building envelope, and infrared cameras, which reveal hard-to-detect areas of air infiltration and missing insulation.

PREPARING FOR AN ENERGY AUDIT

Before the energy auditor visits your house or office make a list of any existing problems such as condensation and uncomfortable or drafty rooms. Have copies or a summary of your yearly energy bills. (Your utility can get these for you.) Auditors use this information to establish what to look for during the audit. The auditor first examines the outside of the home or office to determine the size of the structure and its features (i.e., wall area, number and size of windows). The auditor then will analyze the occupants behavior.

Is anyone home during working hours?What is the average thermostat setting for summer and winter?How many people live or work here?Is every room in use?

Your answers may help uncover some simple ways to reduce your home or office energy consumption. Be sure to walk through with the auditor as they work, and ask questions.

WHEN SHOULD YOU HAVE A HOME ENERGY AUDIT PERFORMED?

Here are the Top Ten Reasons that every homeowner should keep in mind:

When should you have a home energy audit performed?Before you sell your homeBefore you buy a homeBefore installing solar or renewable energy systemsBefore replacing your heating or AC systemBefore you renovate your home

Why a home energy audit?In order to increase your home’s valueTo lower utility bills for the life of your homeIf your home has comfort issuesIf there are ventilation or health problemsIf you wish to improve the environment

Let Residential Energy Auditors guide you toward optimizing your homes energy issues should any of these situations apply to you. Contact Us

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  • Henry, Springfield, VA

    "With this extremely cold weather, I thought you would find it interesting to know that my house is performing extremely well. I have been amazed at the difference in my comfort now compared to my old house. Thanks for doing such a great job!"

  • Homeowner, Alexandria, VA

    Very in-depth analysis and beneficial information tailored to the problems of my home. Earl Haynes did a great job. He's very knowledgable and up-to-date. I definitely recommend him.

  • Karen S., Vienna, VA

    Excellent service so far, honest, professional, very thorough, and pleasant to work with.

  • Flo T., Glenn Dale, MD

    Mr. Haynes was very professional and knowledgeable. He listened to my concerns and answered all of my questions.

  • William P., Dumfries

    Earl first did an Energy Audit in my house. I was pleased with his work and how he went out of his way to help me with a Virginia Rebate for energy work in your home. I hired him again to do all of the suggestions on his energy audit. He did the work himself and it was all great.