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The building science experts at Home Energy Medics perform each home energy audit with painstaking detail to provide you with the most comprehensive, informative analysis of your home's energy needs possible. Of course, the energy audits aren't just about efficiency—they reflect your needs for home comfort, as well! You should always feel comfortable in the space where you invest most—and spend the most time.
1) EXTERIOR INSPECTION
Assess grading, exhaust venting, roof venting, structural issues, gas leak detection at the meter (as applicable), condition of heat pump or AC unit, paint/caulking/ flashing condition, and any potential points of water intrusion.
2) INTERIOR INSPECTION
Basement/crawlspace/attic inspection for signs of moisture, duct condition and design, air leakage pathways, insulation levels; inspection of windows, bath fans, walls, and fireplaces; gas line leak detection.
3) COMBUSTION SAFETY TESTING
For natural draft combustion furnace/boiler/water heater/kitchen stove. We test to see if combustion appliances are operating properly, and exhausting as they are meant to exhaust. Sometimes, not all is as it appears, and your appliances may be producing high levels of carbon monoxide or drafting into the house instead out, particularly when fans are on inside the home.
4) FURNACE/BOILER/WATER HEATER EFFICIENCY ANALYSIS
To determine just how efficient these devices are.
5) BLOWER DOOR TEST
With this test, a fan is set up in an exterior door, and air is drawn out of the house to determine the overall home air leakage level, compare that to what is considered a healthy level, and to determine where air is leaking in and out of the house.
6) INFRARED CAMERA ANALYSIS
Use infrared technology to see through walls and ceilings to pinpoint exactly where cold/hot air is entering/exiting home, evaluate insulation levels, and identify moisture in the home structure.
7) BASIC DUCT LEAKAGE ASSESSMENT
To determine the general extent of duct leakage and if mitigation is warranted to stop heating and cooling loss. (Separate duct testing can be performed to determine exact source and leakage level for an additional fee).
8) AUDIT REPORT
You get all of this effort along with written observations/recommendations in a detailed report with pictures.
At Home Energy Medics, we are comfort experts as well as home efficiency experts.
We are happy to answer any questions you may have at any time!
Just looking for additional insulation in your attic or sealing up air leaks? Did you know that making certain changes to your home can result in unforeseen consequences? That is why we always recommend a full home energy audit by Home Energy Medics prior to implementing any efficiency measures. This will provide a full view of your house, it's systems and what can be done to improve ALL areas of your home. Best of all, we refund all or part of the audit cost when you choose to have us implement the solutions.
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