What is a Home Energy Audit?

An energy audit is a comprehensive assessment of a building's energy use throughout its operations. An energy audit will identify the most cost-effective opportunities for energy savings. At Performance Plus Homes, our audits also factor in home comfort elements, health, safety, and durability items. A quality home energy audit is much more than just energy.

How much do Energy Audits cost?

At Performance Plus, we base our pricing structure on the square footage of a home (this includes basement). A recent study conducted by RESNET (the Residential Energy Service Network) indicated that the National average audit price was $480 for a home. You will find our services comparably priced.

For a general idea of exact savings, the average U.S. homeowner spends $2,300 per year on energy bills. If your homes energy efficiency increased by 30 percent, you'd save nearly $700 per year on your utilities. Would you spend about $500 to save $700 per year going forward?

What services do you provide?

We have the latest in building science tools to help pinpoint specific home and commercial energy performance issues – including infra-red technology. Our 10 years experience and training allow us to put together a plan that will help improve the comfort, and safety of your home or building, plus reduce energy dependence.

Can I do the work myself?

If you are handy around the house, detail oriented, and follow our recommendations, you can potentially save up to 20% on your energy costs by doing some of the work yourself. It is our experience that some corrections to the typical home will require the use of professional contractors.

How long does an audit take?

A home energy audit typically takes us about one hour per thousand square feet of floor space (for the onsite portion of the audit). Additional time is spent analyzing the data and test results for the report. We strive to send the audit back to the homeowner in less than a week. Commercial facilities are roughly the same timeframe.

Is there anything I need to do before the audit is conducted?

Yes. We ask for the last 12 months of your home’s utility bills showing cost and usage. We also require any wood burning fireplaces have ash removed and not be operating during the audit.

 

Participating Programs

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Performance Plus Homes participates in government and local utility energy programs. We advise our clients about programs that may benefit them when making energy-efficiency upgrades to their homes. Additionally, we are trained and certified (EnergyStar, RESNET, BPI and NAHB) to inspect and certify your home for national standards on energy efficiency.   Read More. >>