What is an Energy Audit?
An energy audit is a comprehensive assessment of a building's energy efficiency. The goal of an energy audit is to identify opportunities for energy savings, improve the building's performance, and reduce energy costs. There are many types of energy audits available, but two of the most common are blower door testing and air duct testing.
Blower Door Testing
Blower door testing is a process that measures the airtightness of a building. During the test, a specialized fan is mounted onto an exterior door or window frame, and the building is depressurized. This creates a pressure difference between the inside and outside of the building, allowing technicians to identify areas where air is leaking into or out of the building. By identifying these areas, new home builders and existing homeowners can take steps to seal gaps and improve the building's energy efficiency.
Air Duct Testing
Air duct testing is a process that measures the efficiency of a building's heating, ventilation, and air conditioning (HVAC) system. During the test, a technician uses specialized equipment to measure the airflow and pressure within the ductwork. This helps identify areas where air is leaking from the ducts, as well as any other issues that may be impacting the efficiency of the HVAC system. By identifying and addressing these issues, builders and existing homeowners can reduce energy waste and improve indoor air quality.
Why Choose an Energy Audit?
Energy audits are an important tool for anyone who wants to improve the energy efficiency of their building. By identifying areas of energy waste, homeowners can take steps to reduce their energy consumption, save money on energy costs, and improve the overall performance of their buildings. Additionally, energy audits can help identify potential safety hazards and improve indoor air quality, creating a healthier and more comfortable living or working environment.
Whether you are a builder, architect, home buyer, or an existing homeowner and are interested in scheduling an energy audit for your home or business, contact Onega Inspection Services today. We use state-of-the-art equipment and techniques to identify areas of energy waste and provide customized solutions to help you save money and improve your building's performance.
How Much Do Home Energy Services Cost?
Our energy services are priced as follows:
Blower Door and Duct Leak Testing - Call for Pricing
HERS Rating - Call for Pricing
Energy Modeling - Call for Pricing
To learn the costs of other Home Inspection Services we offer, please visit our Pricing page.