First steps include contacting us and filling out a questionnaire to aquire basic information and confirm a price for the Energy Evaluation and Audit. We can then schedule a date for the evaluation.
The Energy Evaluation typically takes 2-4 hours on site and up to 2 weeks for the analysis report and energy modeling data.
Yes, we prefer to have at least one homeowner on site to participate and answer questions. The blower door test depressurizes the home to simulate a 25 mph wind providing valuable data on how leaky the home is and enables us to identify leaks and thermal deficiencies with the infrared tool. It is important to turn off the atmospheric boilers, furnaces and woodstoves before the testing begins.
We will give you an unbiased and independent analysis of the best solutions for your home. We are only selling our expertise as services and not pushing any particular products, giving you the best advice possible. We have an extensive background in building science and design, new construction, remodeling, renovations, drainage systems, landscape, and modular and systems built construction giving you a much more in depth understanding of your whole house as a system. Please contact us anytime with questions or to schedule a service.
In most cases we will use these tools to help identify air leakage and insulation deficiencies if the temperature difference is great enough.
A "test out" or follow up inspection allows us to do a final inspection of the work that has been done and the blower door reading gives us the information needed for program compliance, acceptable indoor air quality measures and boiler and furnace safety tests. This is normally an additional service and is determined up front.