A professional energy assessment can provide you a roadmap to saving money
and improving the comfort of your home.
Home energy assessments are conducted by professionals that have industry
accepted credentials. Professional energy assessments generally go into detail
to assess your home's energy use. The energy assessor will do a room-by-room
examination of the residence, as well as a thorough examination of past utility
bills. Many professional energy assessments will include a blower door test and a
thermographic scan. Assessors may use equipment to detect sources of energy
loss, such as blower doors, infrared cameras, furnace efficiency meters, and
Through the process, the home assessor will gather information and produce a
report including characterizations of your home and action you can take to
reduce your home's energy use while increasing comfort of the living space.
Common recommendations often include:
ENERGY STAR appliances, solar PV, an electric vehicle charger, and
other efficient technologies that improve home performance.
The right mix of improvements to your home will depend on the age and quality
of current equipment, the local climate, and your home energy goals. The first
step to determining the appropriate combination and size of equipment for your
home is getting a professional assessment.