Home Energy Audit

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Home Energy Audit

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Your comfort. Your savings.

What is a home energy audit?

Auditor checks windows during a home energy auditA home energy audit is an assessment to determine if, and where your home is wasting energy. The goal is to optimize your home’s energy efficiency and enhance comfort. The audit process has several steps.

The resulting audit report provides recommendations as to what you can do to save energy as well as improve the comfort, efficiency and safety of your home.  The report  shows you where your home improvement dollars can be best spent.

Learn how an audit can benefit you. See how an audit is conducted. Learn why it’s important to do a home energy audit before doing energy improvements.

Schedule your home energy audit now!

Contact us by email, form or call 720.400.4233.

Schedule a home energy audit.


Savings. Comfort. Safety...and more.

What are the benefits of a home energy audit?

1. Savings.

By spending a relatively small amount on an audit, you often find ways to save significantly more money on your energy bills.  As an added incentive, here in Colorado, Xcel Energy provides a rebate of 60% of the audit cost (up to $200) for homeowners who use one of Xcel’s trade partners. Green Home Consulting is such a partner.

2. Comfort.

Does your home have drafty spots? Are some areas hotter or colder than the rest of the house? A home energy audit can help. It helps you identify uneven temperatures. The audit report provides recommendations to eliminate drafts and cold areas, as well as areas that get too hot.

3. Health and Safety.

Audits can uncover potential health and safety concerns. The slow leakage of carbon dioxide is an example. Improper ventilation can lead to mold and mildew.

4. Environmental Responsibility.

When you save energy in your home, you help conserve and protect a natural resource – fuel. Every little bit helps!

5. Renewable Potential.

Utility analysis, meter & panel evaluation, roof pitch & azimuth determination, as well as potential shading, all play a significant factor in your home’s solar potential.

Schedule your home energy audit now!

Contact us by email, complete our form or call 720.400.4233.

Why do a home energy audit? One reason is:SAVINGS - Often a few improvements can make a big difference in your energy bill. Plus, you can take advantage of rebates both on the audit and improvements.
SAVINGS - Often a few improvements can make a big difference in your energy bill. Plus, take advantage of rebates on both the audit and improvements.
Why do a home energy audit? One reason is: COMFORT - After the energy audit and a few energy project improvements, there are no longer cold drafts in the house.
COMFORT - After the energy audit and a few energy project improvements, there are no longer cold drafts in the house.
Why do a home energy audit? ENVIRONMENTAL SAFETY - Harnessing renewable sources of energy is good for the planet.. Go for a green home!
ENVIRONMENTAL SAFETY - Harnessing renewable sources of energy is good for the planet.

Schedule a home energy audit.


What are the steps in a home energy audit?

An energy audit will help you understand how much energy your home is using and how much it’s wasting. Using a variety of diagnostic tools, our auditors will identify problem areas that affect the home’s overall comfort, indoor air quality and safety. Here are the steps in the process.

We do a thorough inspection of your home...inside and out, top to bottom. Your 100% satisfaction is our goal.

  • 1. Initial Interview
    In a sit-down interview, we will outline the issues the home is facing, how these issues have attempted to be solved in the past, and your energy goals for the home. Whether it is inconsistent temperatures, high utility bills or a path to reducing your carbon footprint, such as with solar panels or wind sources.
  • 2. Home inspection
    We do a thorough inspection of your home, inside and out. We evaluate your home’s: • Exterior walls, doors and windows; • Insulation levels; • Potential air leaks; • Mechanical systems and major appliances [such as heating equipment, cooling equipment (air conditioning, evaporative coolers), and water heaters]; • Safety (natural gas leaks, carbon monoxide and more); • Appliances including refrigerators, freezers, dishwashers, washers and dryers. • Utility bills
  • 3. Blower door test
    By setting up a blower door in an exterior door way, we can put the house under negative pressure. This willl naturally draw air back in through any gap, crack, hole or penetration. This amount of air being drawn back in can be measured and transformed into a number indicating the total “leakiness” of the home. The infrared scan during the blower door test shows where air leakage is occurring, guiding improvement efforts.
  • 4. Infrared Scan
    The Infrared Scan enables the auditor to see what is otherwise hidden from view or invisible. The infrared scan can indicate where air leakage is occurring and provides vital information regarding a lack of, or even missing, insulation. The best images are obtained when performed during the blower door test. As a result, we can provide advice on customized solutions to reduce 1) drafts, 2) loss of conditioned (heated or cooled) air and 3) energy consumption. Next, we will set up a mutually convenient appointment to review the results of your audit.
  • 5. Audit report preparation
    It takes approximately 3-4 hours to prepare a comprehensive audit report with recommendations for home energy improvements. The 30-40-page report is sent to the customer 48 hours before the energy audit review meeting.
  • 6. Home Energy Audit review
    Green Home Consulting will send you the full report as least 48 hours before you sit down with the home energy consultant. During the review, we will go over the audit and recommendations, and answer all your questions. The report includes a comprehensive list of findings, including recommended improvements to consider so your home can perform at peak efficiency.

Schedule your home energy audit now!

Contact us by email, complete our form or call 720.400.4233.

Schedule a home energy audit.


Take the first step.

Which should you do first...the home energy audit or the home improvement?

An energy audit should always be the first step before considering insulation, HVAC, windows, or solar projects. Why? Because sometimes, an expensive fix may not help you realize your energy goals.

You would be surprised to learn that many simple fixes will save you a significant amount of money. Some improvements, of course, could cost a lot. That's why we recommend an audit first. Some people end up only needing to do a few less expensive things!Get the greatest return on your energy improvement dollars.

The audit report guides which improvements are needed in your home, as well as which ones will give you the greatest return on your money. The audit is based on building science. It makes sense to plan improvements based on the results of the data gathered in an audit.

Get unbiased advice.

Rather than relying on a vendor’s advice, an independent unbiased home energy audit is the best way to fairly assess your home’s energy efficiency.

For instance, you may be surprised to learn you don’t need new windows. Perhaps simple window repairs, window treatments or caulking will do the trick.  Maybe you need to add insulation, or seal your home differently. Or perhaps add an Energy Recovery Ventilator to your furnace/mechanical room. It won’t break the bank!

 

Sometimes less is more.

A few less expensive changes may have a greater effect on your energy savings than new windows! Plus, it will also make your home more comfortable.  And safer.

That’s why Green Home Consulting recommends getting a comprehensive, unbiased home energy audit before embarking on energy home improvements.

Get the greatest possible return on your money.

Schedule a home energy audit.


Schedule your home energy audit now!

Contact us by email, complete our form or call 720.400.4233.

Your comfort. Your savings.

What is a home energy audit?

Checking windows during home energy auditA home energy audit is an assessment to determine if, and where your home is wasting energy. The goal is to optimize your home’s energy efficiency and enhance comfort. The audit process has several steps.

The resulting audit report provides recommendations as to what you can do to save energy as well as improve the comfort, efficiency and safety of your home.  The report  shows you where your home improvement dollars can be best spent.

What are the benefits of a home energy audit?

1. Savings.
A home energy audit can save you significant money on your utility bills.By spending a relatively small amount on an audit, you often find ways to save significantly more money on your energy bills.  As an added incentive, here in Colorado, Xcel Energy provides a rebate of 60% of the audit cost (up to $200) for homeowners who use one of Xcel’s trade partners. Green Home Consulting is such a partner.

With a home energy audit, you could end up with a much more comfy house!2. Comfort.

Does your home have drafty spots? Are some areas hotter or colder than the rest of the house? A home energy audit can help. It helps you identify uneven temperatures. The audit report provides recommendations to eliminate drafts and cold areas, as well as areas that get too hot.

3. Health and Safety.

Audits can uncover potential health and safety concerns. The slow leakage of carbon dioxide is an example. Improper ventilation can lead to mold and mildew.

4. Environmental Responsibility.

When you save energy in your home, you help conserve and protect a natural resource – fuel. Every little bit helps!

5. Renewable Potential.

solar can save money

Utility analysis, meter & panel evaluation, roof pitch & azimuth determination, as well as potential shading, all play a significant factor in your home’s solar potential. Through an unbiased home energy audit, it can be determined if alternative energy would be of benefit to your wallet!

What are the steps in a home energy audit?

An energy audit will help you understand how much energy your home is using and how much it’s wasting. Using a variety of diagnostic tools, our auditors will identify problem areas that affect the home’s overall comfort, indoor air quality and safety. Here are the steps in the process.

  • 1. Initial Interview
    In a sit-down interview, we will outline the issues the home is facing, how these issues have attempted to be solved in the past, and your energy goals for the home. Whether it is inconsistent temperatures, high utility bills or a path to reducing your carbon footprint, such as with solar panels or wind sources.
  • 2. Home inspection
    We do a thorough inspection of your home, inside and out. We evaluate your home’s: • Exterior walls, doors and windows; • Insulation levels; • Potential air leaks; • Mechanical systems and major appliances [such as heating equipment, cooling equipment (air conditioning, evaporative coolers), and water heaters]; • Safety (natural gas leaks, carbon monoxide and more); • Appliances including refrigerators, freezers, dishwashers, washers and dryers. • Utility bills
  • 3. Blower door test
    By setting up a blower door in an exterior door way, we can put the house under negative pressure. This willl naturally draw air back in through any gap, crack, hole or penetration. This amount of air being drawn back in can be measured and transformed into a number indicating the total “leakiness” of the home. The infrared scan during the blower door test shows where air leakage is occurring, guiding improvement efforts.
  • 4. Infrared Scan
    The Infrared Scan enables the auditor to see what is otherwise hidden from view or invisible. The infrared scan can indicate where air leakage is occurring and provides vital information regarding a lack of, or even missing, insulation. The best images are obtained when performed during the blower door test. As a result, we can provide advice on customized solutions to reduce 1) drafts, 2) loss of conditioned (heated or cooled) air and 3) energy consumption. Next, we will set up a mutually convenient appointment to review the results of your audit.
  • 5. Audit report preparation
    It takes approximately 3-4 hours to prepare a comprehensive audit report with recommendations for home energy improvements. The 30-40-page report is sent to the customer 48 hours before the energy audit review meeting.
  • 6. Home Energy Audit review
    Green Home Consulting will send you the full report as least 48 hours before you sit down with the home energy consultant. During the review, we will go over the audit and recommendations, and answer all your questions. The report includes a comprehensive list of findings, including recommended improvements to consider so your home can perform at peak efficiency.

Which should you do first...the audit or improvements?

Take the first step.

An energy audit should always be the first step before considering insulation, HVAC, windows, or solar projects. Why? Because sometimes, an expensive fix may not be key to realizing your energy goals.

A home energy audit sometimes reveals a need for extra insulation, which may save significant money in the long run!Get the greatest return on your energy improvement dollars.

The audit report guides which improvements are needed in your home, as well as which ones will give you the greatest return on your money. The audit is based on building science. It makes sense to plan improvements based on the results of the data gathered in an audit.

Get unbiased advice.

Rather than relying on a vendor’s advice, an independent unbiased home energy audit is the best way to fairly assess your home’s energy efficiency. For instance, clients are often surprised to learn they don’t need new windows. Perhaps simple window repairs or caulking will do the trick, 

You would be surprised to learn that many simple fixes will save you a significant amount of money. Some improvements, of course, could cost a lot. That's why we recommend a home energy audit first. Some people end up only needing to do a few less expensive things!Sometimes less is more.

A few less expensive changes – for example, sealing and insulation – may have a greater efffect on your energy savings. And, they are a lot less expensive. Plus, it will also make your home more comfortable.

That’s why Green Home Consulting recommends getting a comprehensive, unbiased audit before embarking on energy home improvements.

Schedule a home energy audit.


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