What Does a Professional Home Energy Audit Include?

Utah home energy audit benefits

A professional home energy audit, conducted by a Certified Energy Analyst, can help you make smart renovations that make your home – and your wallet – more comfortable.

How so? Professional auditors have specialized training in evaluating home energy efficiency. By performing an in-depth household performance assessment, a certified auditor can recommend specific steps you can take to make your home more efficient. Follow their advice, and you’ll enjoy both greater comfort and significant savings on your monthly utility costs.

For an idea of what to expect from a professional home energy audit, read on.

Walk-Through

During a room-by-room energy audit, a certified analyst will examine your windows, doors, baseboards, lighting, appliances and electronics. They’ll also assess the performance of your HVAC system and the level and quality of your insulation and ventilation. This thorough inspection of your entire home can identify areas of energy loss and wasted power.

Blower Door Test

Certified auditors often recommend a blower door test as an additional measure to locate air leaks in the home and identify the exact points where air sealing is necessary. This test typically comes with an extra fee, but the results enable you to make your home airtight – which means no drafts, better indoor air quality and lower monthly utility costs.

Home Energy Assessment Report

After completing the room-by-room energy audit and, if you choose, the blower door test, the certified analyst will create a report. This document breaks down your household energy use and identifies which efficiency upgrades and home improvements would be the most cost-effective. When the report is ready, your auditor will explain the results and answer any questions you have.

Budget-Friendly Renovation Solutions

Addressing all of the problem areas of your home will provide you with the greatest energy savings – and making the efficiency improvements may be cheaper than you think.

Many utility companies offer rebates for duct sealing, air sealing, insulation and energy-efficient windows. And some energy audit professionals, including GreenHome Specialties, apply the cost of an in-depth household performance assessment toward the price of any renovations the company completes. So, many efficiency upgrades can actually be quite affordable.

Do you live in northern Utah, southern Idaho or Wyoming? GreenHome Specialties offers free home energy assessments to homeowner — and upgrading to our comprehensive professional home energy audit, which includes a blower door test, comes at a low cost.

The Certified Energy Analysts at GreenHome Specialties have extensive experience performing household performance assessments, and our team of contractors specializes in making cost-effective efficiency improvements. We can boost your home comfort and bring down your utility costs — without blowing your budget.

For more information on GreenHome Specialties, or to schedule a professional home energy audit, contact our Provo or Layton, Utah, office today.

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