Five Lakes Home Energy Audits

Serving south central Wisconsin

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What To Expect

An Energy Audit costs $550 and takes about 3.5 hours.

In advance, I ask you to make sure the access to your attic is not blocked by shelving or other things. If you burn wood in a fireplace or stove, you should clean up any ashes or else cover them with dampened paper. There will be a time when I have a door wide open for a while, as I assemble the blower door. Any pets who are potential escapees should be sequestered during that brief time and when I am taking the blower door down.

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The energy audit includes:
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combustion testing of your furnace and water heater for safety and efficiency

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measuring the footprint of your house

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blower door test measuring the draftiness of the house

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infra-red inspection of the ceiling and walls

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visual inspection in the attic and basement of insulation levels

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measuring the strength of your bath and kitchen exhaust fans

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calculating the level of fresh air ventilation available in the house

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a detailed report with recommendations for improvement

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Your Energy Auditor

Teresa Coffman

I am a Madison homeowner with a lifelong interest in energy conservation, environmentalism and sustainability. I became an energy auditor as a way to help people save money and energy in the place they care about the most -- their home, and I've been doing energy audits in south central Wisconsin since 2012. I am self-employed and an independent consultant, by which I mean I do not own an insulating company. My customers need have no concern that I will recommend improvements just to sell them the work.