Living on Long Island is already expensive, so there's no reason you should be spending an unnecessary amount energy costs. But why are your utility bills out of control? A home energy assessment investigates the reasons that may be contributing to your high energy bills.
Savings & Comfort with a Home Energy Assessment
A home energy audit is one of the first steps to understanding your home's energy usage, as well its overall health and performance. Using a combination of in-depth tests and additional visual evaluations, we provide homeowners with a list of energy and money saving steps. A home energy assessment helps explain how and why your house is costing you money, then prioritizes the steps you can take to make improvements which will decrease your energy bills and increase your comfort.
Testing Your Home's Energy Efficiency
A typical home energy assessment is comprised of several steps:
- A thorough visual inspection of the home's building envelope, or the boundary between the heated/cooled air and the outdoor air.
- An insulation check involving thermal imaging using an infrared camera. This pinpoints spots where insulation may have settled, been improperly installed or where it may be missing altogether.
- An air leakage test using a blower door to measure the cumulative effect of all the air leaks in the home.
- A ventilation check -- healthy houses have appropriate ventilation and all ventilation systems need to be tested to ensure that they conform to safety standards.
- All visible gas lines, gas stoves and gas powered water heaters will be examined to guarantee that there are no leaks.
- An investigation of your heating and cooling units to determine whether they are performing efficiently and need a cleaning or tune up.
- An appliance check to determine whether there is any exceptionally high electricity usage equipment that should be replaced.
Making Your Long Island Home More Energy Efficient & Comfortable
The findings of our home energy assessments involve recommendations that, when implemented, make your home more energy efficient. This helps you save money on energy bills and makes your home more comfortable year-round.