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Congratulations on your decision to have an Energy Audit. In order to make the Energy Audit as efficient and effective as possible, please prepare the following items prior to the Auditor arriving. The Energy Audit process normally takes between three and four hours. Payment by cash or check is expected on the date of service.
IS YOUR HOME READY FOR AN ENERGY AUDIT?
Lower your energy bills and improve your home comfort.
WINDOWS AND DOORS
Double check to make sure all of your windows and doors are closed and latched to ensure airtightness, with the curtains and blinds raised or drawn open.
FIREPLACES OR WOODSTOVES
Cover any ashes in your fireplace with wet newspapers to prevent them from blowing out and making a mess during the blower door testing portion of the audit.
Clear out any belongings or furniture to allow our team easy ladder access to any attic hatches or to allow the extension of drop-down stairs that our auditors can use.
KNEE WALL, CRAWLSPACE, OR OTHER WALL ACCESS HATCHES
Move any belongings or furniture to allow enough room for our team to open and potentially enter these areas to set up equipment and conduct testing.
Check that our team will have adequate access to inspect all gas, propane, or oil fired furnaces, boilers, and hot water heaters in your basement, crawl space, or other areas of your home.
Check that your supply and return vents are open prior to your audit. Your ventilation system moves conditioned air from your furnace or air conditioning system through ductwork into each room. Having these open for your audit help ensure that auditors can get accurate data from testing.
During the home energy audit process, our team will be working with delicate testing equipment, so please monitor small children and secure all pets to ensure accurate results and to make the audit process as efficient as possible.
Make a copy of your most recent gas and electric bills showing a 12 month history, or create a spreadsheet showing, by month, your energy usage and the corresponding costs. This information should be presented to the auditor on the day of the testing.
It's easy to prepare for your home energy audit.
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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