Home Energy Audits—The First Step to Savings
A home energy audit is necessary to assess how much energy your home consumes and to evaluate what measures you can take to make your home more energy efficient.
A Green Energy Improvements residential energy audit will show you as many as several dozen significant ways that you can be saving money on your home energy bills. During the test we can pinpoint where your house is losing energy, from the rim joist in your basement up to the knee walls in your attic. An energy audit will also help you determine how efficient your home’s heating and cooling systems are as well as how you can conserve hot water and electricity; especially in a weather changeable state like New Jersey, where we experience the hot and cold extremes of all four seasons!
What Does An Energy Auditor Do?
Green Energy Improvements uses EPA-approved procedures and energy measuring technologies to determine how energy efficient your home is and where energy is escaping. These tests include the use of equipment such as a blower door, which measures the extent of air leaks in your building envelope, and an infrared camera, which reveals hard-to-detect areas of air infiltration and missing insulation.
The energy auditor will also perform health and safety tests which measure the draft of the combustion appliances in your home – such as your furnace and hot water heater – to check for back drafting, carbon monoxide levels, and gas leaks.
Once again, as a BPI-certified energy auditor, we can facilitate the NJ Clean Energy Program which provides rebates and incentives to make your home more energy efficient. Your home may qualify for up to $5,000 in rebates and 0% interest financing for up to $10,000.
Improving Residential Energy Efficiency
Once your residential energy audit is complete, we will go over the results with you and answer any questions you may have. We can also provide you with the necessary modifications or remodeling services you need to help make your home more comfortable, affordable, and environmentally sound. Of course, there’s no obligation to use our insulation installation or energy remodeling services, but the knowledge we gain from running the audit gives us the inside track on how your home functions and where improvements can be made. Feel free to ask us what would be the most effective solution for your home.