Choose from two types of energy audits to improve your overall home energy efficiency and to ultimately save money on your monthly electric and gas bills:
(1) Technical Audit (2) Non-Technical Audit
Note: Both the Technical and Non-Technical evaluations are third party energy analyses. They are not from Detroit Edison Energy or Consumers Energy Company, corporations whose business is to sell electricity and gas.
Technical Home Energy Audit:
1. On-site Visit
2. Client Interview
3. Audit Areas:
Domestic Water Heating
Washer, Dryer, Stove, Microwave, Dishwasher, Exhaust Fans, et al, if present
4. Conduct a Blower Door Test
Thermal view, by infrared camera, of the entire envelope including registers and grills
Visual inspection of the entire envelope
Show opportunities for sealing against air leaks
5. Back at the Office
Enter all the data into the software. Generate the improvement analysis report. Mail the report to the client.
A general, non-technical 3rd party visual energy audit is a great way to highlight and demonstrate practical, inexpensive ways to cut energy costs. This audit takes about 1 to 1.5 hours in your home. A partial list of services in this Non-Technical Home Energy Audit include, but are not limited to:
Moisture Content in Home
Areas of Air Leakage
Auditing Small Appliance Energy Waste
General Evaluation of Home
Upon completion of this audit, the client receives an immediate report containing recommendations and maintenance tips to cut energy costs.
Throughout Tom's career he has been teaching and helping homeowners save energy. In 1978 Tom received a patent (4095454) from the U.S. Government on a device showing effective R-Value and heat transfer. Tom was one of the owners and a member of the Board of Directors of the first computer controlled cellulose-manufacturing plants in the country.