- Energy Audits
- Insulation & Air Sealing
- Windows & Doors
- Symptoms We Cure
- Our Approach
Do you think expensive new windows or doors are required to solve your problems? Probably not. We use a holistic approach to uncover the real causes of your home's discomfort, high energy bills and other issues. By taking your whole home into consideration before we make upgrades, our services are more effective and lasting than a single replacement. Here's our approach:
STEP 1: IT STARTS WITH YOU!
Our team believes in collaboration when assessing and correcting problems in your home. We'll always talk with you to understand the pain points in your home, what problems you are experiencing, and what areas are high-priority. We keep an open dialogue through the improvement process to make sure our work is to your satisfaction.
STEP 2: BUILDING SCIENCE - A HOLISTIC APPROACH
When we evaluate your home for a potential upgrade, we take the whole home and all of its systems into account. We are well-versed in the principles of building science and understand that upgrading one area (like attic insulation) will have implications for other areas (like the improved efficiency of your heating and cooling units). The best way to get started? Schedule an energy audit with our team. This will give us a comprehensive picture of your home from an energy efficiency perspective, allowing us to pinpoint areas that need strategic upgrades.
STEP 3: DIAGNOSE THE PROBLEM
A Home Energy Medics Energy Audit finds the things that are making you uncomfortable, wasting your energy dollars, and adversely affecting your health and safety. We use sophisticated diagnostic tools, including a blower door and infrared camera, to analyze your home's or building's energy performance.
STEP 4: WRITE YOUR PRESCRIPTION
Your home energy audit report identifies all the major energy, comfort, and safety issues in your home or building. This report provides a prioritized plan for making the most cost-effective investments to improve comfort and health, save on energy costs, and reduce your home's environmental impact. It includes images captured during the audit, including infrared camera photos, as well as an air leakage assessment and an energy bill analysis. This isn't a solution based on what's in the warehouse; it's based on the specific needs of your home or building. We consult our team of experts to ensure the best solution for your home and will come back after the audit to meet with you and review the report.
STEP 5: IMPLEMENT THE SOLUTIONS
We provide a detailed estimate to complete the work using the best products and high standards for installation. Our team is quick and efficient, making your home improvement upgrades a non-intrusive breeze for you. Throughout the entire process, quality control is our top priority. We know the importance of quality service, and are dedicated to the highest of standards when it comes to our work.
STEP 6: EVALUATE THE RESULTS
Our team is 100% dedicated to doing an excellent job. We are so confident in our work, we'll re-test after the work is done to measure and document the improvements and ensure your home's air quality and safety standards are met. Best of all, we share that data with you!
Contact us to schedule an energy audit, or to answer questions about our services, process, or approach.
Looking for Duct Sealing? Did you know...
There is a substantial amount of energy loss when your HVAC system works overtime to make up for leaks and gaps in your ductwork. In addition to increased energy bills, the unnecessary strain on your system can significantly shorten its lifespan or lead to costly repairs. Air duct leaks can also create indoor air quality issues by allowing dust, allergens, and other pollutants easy access to the air circulating through your home. Having properly sealed ducts keeps these pollutants out of the air you breathe and balances temperatures, leaving your home feeling more comfortable.
HEAR WHAT OUR CUSTOMERS HAVE TO SAY
Home Energy Medics did a wonderful job on our house. We now have much better heating and cooling. The original audit was very revealing of heat leakage points throughout the house. I had no idea that recessed lighting "cans" could leak so much outside air into the house.
Jay F., Arlington, VA