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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.
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.
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.
Looking for Insulation? Did you know...
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.
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