Home Energy Audit

What to expect during your energy audit

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What To Expect

An energy audit from Five Lakes Home Energy Audits takes about three and a half hours and costs $550. I will contact you a day or so before our appointment, to 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.

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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thermal camera inspection of the ceiling, windows 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 of your home's performance with recommendations for improvement

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if you qualify for Focus on Energy's incentive funds, the energy audit adds to the amount you may receive from them

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Home Energy Assessment

After the home energy audit, you will receive a detailed report outlining the current condition of your home, recommendations for energy saving improvements, and possible Focus on Energy incentives.

A Home Energy Audit is a requirement for customers applying for Focus on Energy incentive funds to help with insulation and air-sealing costs.

The cost is $550 for locations in my service area.*
*$575 for locations in my extended service area

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Home Energy Score

Developed by the Department of Energy and its national laboratories, the 1 through 10 Home Energy Score (HES) is based on a standard assessment of homes nationwide to easily compare energy use across the housing market. I offer Home Energy Scores in May through September. It is a quick assessment and costs $100 in my service area and extended service area. An HES does not make a customer eligible for incentive funds.