Energy Assessment for Your Home
An Energy Assessment (or Energy Audit) is an analysis of your home using a "Building as a system" approach with the goal of improving home performance. In order to find the best opportunities for improvement, the assessment focuses on several fundamental elements of your home:
All of these elements interact and affect overall home performance. The byproduct of gaining control over these elements is a healthy, sustainable, and efficient home.
There are 4 key steps to the audit that help us find these opportunities:
Step 1: Perform an initial assessment interview where we listen to your unique concerns and goals for improving your home.
Step 2: Perform key diagnostics on your home pertaining to the elements listed above using blower door tests, manometers, infrared imaging, combustion analyzers, moisture meters, and other diagnostic equipment.
Step 3: Analyze information gained and make targeted recommendations with accurate cost/benefit analysis. Recommendations are tailored specifically to your needs, concerns, goals, and budget.
Step 4: Produce a comprehensive report with all recommendations, diagnostics gathered, and eligible financial incentives/rebates/grants available.
Once the Energy Assessment is complete, we will sit down with you and go over the comprehensive report for your home and answer any questions you may have. Atrix will be able to perform many of the recommended services, however we also offer a list of trusted and qualified contractors that can also perform the work. (Note: we do not receive any payment or incentive from contractors we recommend).
Our goal is to improve your home performance. Thus, regardless of the contractor you choose, we perform exit diagnostic testing on all efficiency improvement projects to ensure performance goals are met.
Want a better understanding of the diagnostic tools involved with Home Energy Assessments? Check out the DOE Energy Saver 101 Energy Audit pamphlet!