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
- Interview with homeowner
- Combustion Safety Tests
- Gas Leak test
- Combustion analysis (steady state efficiency, draft)
- Spillage (backdraft) test
- Carbon Monoxide test
- Visual Inspection
- Lighting and electric and gas appliance inspection
Thermal and Airflow Fitness Test
- Blower door (air leakage) test
- Infrared Analysis
- Duct Blaster (duct leakage test), if duct sealing is recommended
- Energy analysis with energy modeling software
- Detailed report with pictures
- Cost-effective recommendations
- State rebate guidance (20% on qualifying improvements)
- 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.