Home Energy Audit
Do you know your home’s winter heating loss? Or where that heat is escaping from? That’s only one of the many things you can find out in a home energy audit.
A Home Energy Audit is a technical analysis of how your home currently wastes energy and recommends opportunities to reduce your energy consumption and costs.
Home Energy Audits
A Home Energy Audit includes an extensive data collection, testing and reporting process. The Building Performance Institute (BPI, www.bpi.org) has created a set of nationally recognized standards for these audits and certifies auditors.
Washington Energy Services is a certified partner of GreenHomes America and uses only BPI Certified auditors for our home energy audits. Our program uses the “house as a system” approach to improving the energy performance of homes. This approach has been proven to reduce home utility bills. The benefit of this testing is that it ensures that energy audit recommendations are based on a particular home’s individual design and components.
Some of the recommendations may be simple do it yourself fixes, improving the seal of your home. And some may be recommendations to improve aspects of your heating system, building envelope, windows, weatherization, or insulation. Every home is different and your home energy audit will reflect that.
The Everett Herald profiled the process in the lifestyle section of their paper in May of 2011. CLICK HERE to read the article.
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If you are like most people, you can always find something that you’d like to improve in your home. Having a thorough audit is a good way to create a wish list for your home improvement needs, and get started lowering your utility costs.
Washington Energy Services now provides BPI certified home energy audits to help you improve your home energy performance. For more information or to sign up for an audit please call 1-800-398-4663. There is a fee for this service.
Washington Energy Services is a member of Home Performance Washington, an organization that brings together residential energy professionals and other stakeholders to fight climate change and foster economic development by enabling a highly effective whole-house energy retrofit industry in Washington State.