Our Approach

Energy Evaluation: How Does It Work?

Single-Family Home Energy Evaluation

An energy evaluation is the first step to determining what upgrades make the most sense for your building; it is a comprehensive method for benchmarking the current energy consumption in a building and determining the recommendations for reducing that usage. Energy evaluators use a whole-building approach, which means we are not just looking at your windows or doors or HVAC system; we fully examine and test all systems in the building as they interact with each other. An energy audit is a fundamental tool in any energy-efficiency plan.

Evaluation Step by Step

Direct Energy Consumption Test

  1. Interview with homeowner
  2. Combustion Safety Tests
    • Gas Leak test
    • Combustion analysis (steady state efficiency, draft)
    • Spillage (backdraft) test
    • Carbon Monoxide test
  3. Visual Inspection
  4. Lighting and electric and gas appliance inspection

Thermal and Airflow Fitness Test

  1. Blower door (air leakage) test
  2. Infrared Analysis
  3. Duct Blaster (duct leakage test), if duct sealing is recommended

 Post-site visit:

  1. Energy analysis with energy modeling software
  2. Detailed report with pictures
  3. Cost-effective recommendations
  4. State rebate guidance (20% on qualifying improvements)
  5. Assistance in filing tax credit returns

Upon completion of the audit by Energy Hunters you (Homeowner) will become eligible for a $150 rebate, funding for up to $20,000, or a 20% rebate of what you paid for your energy improvements.