A good energy audit is comprehensive. It involves more than checking the windows for drafts.
A comprehensive energy audit includes heating and air conditioning systems, insulation, dehumidifiers, duct work, hot tubs, saunas. The ways that we use these individual parts and pieces within our homes suggest a pattern of energy use which reveal any problems that may exist.
A key component of any A Healthier Home examinations, our energy audits focus on finding the source of trouble in order to save money on energy costs. The energy audit addresses:
- HVAC factors
- Practical solutions to address the root of problems
- Building science in easy to understand explanations
- Exact locations of the issue points
- Do-it-Yourself fixes
- Optimal renewable energy sources
- Coordination with the right contractors for the job
- How energy needs fit with other home needs
- Any other questions that may arise
Plus, we consider issues particular to the green-built, sustainable and atypical homes of the southern Appalachians & North Carolina.