We take our homes for granted. We assume that everything is operating smoothly in our homes, yet problems lurk. While some home performance issues are obvious, others fly below the radar before being discovered.
For this and many reasons, I recommend that all Waimea & Hawaii (I travel!) homeowners take advantage of the home energy audit process—the fastest, most direct route to enhanced home performance.
What is a Home Energy Audit?
Think of your home as a car. When you drive a new car off the lot, you expect it to run for years without serious issues...but maintenance plays a key role in vehicle longevity, and when it goes overlooked, problems pop up. Even the smallest of issues can affect other aspects of the vehicle, which can eventually lead to serious problems that may or may not be fixable.
A home energy audit is like a visit to the mechanic, except for your home. It provides us with all the information we need in order to come up with a list of recommendations that will help to enhance energy efficiency in your home, as well as create a more comfortable home environment.
What Should I Expect?
The home energy audit process is comprised of a number of different stages. I'll start by performing a complete walkthrough of the home, which you’re encouraged to join for informational and educational purposes, and bad jokes. From there, I'll perform a battery of tests, such as a blower door test, infrared scan, gas leak check, and combustion analysis of your furnace/boiler/water heater. These all help to pinpoint the spots throughout the home where energy loss is occurring and can play a key role in solving the problem.
Once we’ve completed the home energy audit, we’ll put together a list of recommendations for work that can be performed to get your home operating at peak capacity. I’ll work with you the whole way through, prioritizing upgrades based upon your budget and needs.
Once the work has been performed, you'll see a number of benefits, including:
Better Indoor Air Quality
Reduced Energy Bills
Enhanced Home Comfort
An Increase in Home Performance
Safety and Peace of Mind