Drafty House? High Energy Bills? Got mold, mildew or allergies? Get a Home Performance Test and uncover hidden savings today in your Long Island home today
We offer a comprehensive home energy inspection to homeowners interested in lowering their utility costs and creating a more energy efficient and comfortable home.
Your Home Energy Audit
A home performance energy audit is a comprehensive look at the complete “house as a system” to evaluate how well it is performing. A home performance technician will test and examine your home for:
- Insulation types, levels and values for walls, attics, crawlspaces, windows, etc.
- Air barrier effectiveness – the air leaks in/out of your home’s shell
- Moisture levels and installed systems for management of moisture
- Ventilation and humidity systems to insure quality indoor air
- Carbon Monoxide and gas levels in the house
- Operational safety of carbon monoxide sources (gas stove, furnace, hot water heater)
- Furnace and A/C operating condition.
- Air leakage in the heating/cooling ducts.
- Analyze potential pressure balance problems through the home that could cause safety or comfort issues.
If you’re ready to take control of your home’s safety, comfort, and energy use, the next step is to schedule a comprehensive home energy audit. An efficient home ensures that all of your home’s space heating, water heating and insulation systems are working together to achieve the optimal comfort using the least amount of energy. The house is a complicated system that relies on multiple components to keep you comfortable and healthy. Heating and Cooling systems, insulation, ventilation fans, walls, floors, ceilings, foundations and roofs all need to function together to provide an even temperature and healthy air inside your home all with the minimal use of energy. Unfortunately, many homes and their systems fall short of this goal.
We will use the latest technology to identify problems and offer solutions to stop heat loss, reduce energy consumption, and improve the comfort and safety of your home.
A home performance test will reveals problem areas in your home and let you know which improvements will result in the greatest energy savings and help you achieve maximum returns in savings and comfort. Home performance testing can also tell you about potential safety hazards in your home, temperature differences from room to room, indoor air quality issues (mold, dust, drafts).
Home Performance Test is the best way to analyze the condition of a home as it relates to its energy usage and the efficiencies of its major components. Utility costs are becoming a larger part of a homeowner’s budget and most homeowners are unaware what steps to take to reduce their consumption and thus the costs.
A Home Performance Test involves a 2-3 hour on-site inspection performed by our technicians. The inspection includes a series of tests using the latest diagnostic testing equipment and ENERGY STAR techniques which includes the following.
Walk-through: Every energy audit begins with a thorough assessment of your home, inside and out. Each home is unique, but our background in building science and our experience with Maine homes have taught us to look for common problems based on the age and style of your home. We’ll take photos to document these issues as well as your home’s particular conditions.
Infrared Thermography also known as Thermal Imageing: Visually produces thermal image showing heat loss and moisture damage. A thermal camera will show temperature differences throughout your home and any inconsistencies such warm spots that indicate heat leaking through your home’s foundation and walls, or cold spots that reveal insulation problems voids in insulation or air leaks.
Blower-Door Test: Uses air pressure gauges to measure air leakage in your home.
Combustion Appliance Testing: Poisonous carbon monoxide gas is a byproduct of all combustion appliances, including fuel-burning furnaces, boilers, water-heaters, and space heaters. We’ll test for carbon monoxide in the ambient air and conduct safety tests to ensure that chimneys, flues, exhaust fans are functioning appropriately.
Seal Air Leaks. Air leakage from your home can represent up to 40% of your space heating and air conditioning costs. There are many places where the walls, attic, and floor may allow in drafts.
Insulation– Insulate your attic, floor, and even walls to reduce drafts. Insulation will make your home feel noticeably drier, warmer, and improve indoor air quality by discouraging molds. No matter how much insulation you have, it will not be effective unless it is installed properly.