Five Lakes Home Energy Audits

Serving south central Wisconsin


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.

The energy audit includes:

combustion testing of your furnace and water heater for safety and efficiency


measuring the footprint of your house


blower door test measuring the draftiness of the house


infra-red inspection of the ceiling and walls


visual inspection in the attic and basement of insulation levels


measuring the strength of your bath and kitchen exhaust fans


calculating the level of fresh air ventilation available in the house


a detailed report with recommendations for improvement


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.