Home Energy Audits and Energy Efficiency Assessments in Virginia
Why You Need An Energy Audit
• Save Money and Cut Your Utility Bills
• Add Value and Marketability to Your Property
• Reduce Pollution and Help the Environment
• Improve Indoor Air Quality
• Make Your Home Safer and More Comfortable
A Home Energy Assessment, commonly known as an Energy Audit, can do a lot more than just save you money and improve the energy efficiency of your property.
After a Home Inspection Report, providing clear evidence, in the form of a Home Energy Audit, is the most effective way of assuring potential buyers that your property is a good buy.
In fact, it’s estimated that for every $1 you can cut on your home’s utility bills, you’ll be adding more than $20 to its value.
With fuel costs rising, pollution continuing to be a concern and an increased desire to minimise our personal impact on the environment, the easiest way to reduce the carbon footprint of your family has to be making your home as energy-efficient as possible.
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The Green DetectiveBased in Floyd County, VA, I’m nationally-certified by the Building Performance Institute (BPI) since 2009, and have performed hundreds of Energy Assessments for single-family, multi-family and commercial properties.
I’m also a contract trainer at CHP Energy Solutions Research & Training, and have done both training and quality assurance inspections throughout the nation.
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In January we engaged Scott Katznelson to do an energy audit of our older home prior to beginning extensive rehabilitation projects.
Scott made a thorough inspection of our house, conducted an air infiltration test using the blower, and took various infrared photos of the exterior to analyze effectiveness of insulation.
He followed up quickly with a clear and concise report of relevant issues with useful recommendations to remedy problems.
This audit has provided much helpful guidance in prioritizing our house rehab projects, and was well worth the money spent on it.Peter Jonas. Meadows of Dan, VA
Four Ways Your Property Will Benefit From A Home Energy Assessment:
Save on your energy bills
An energy assessment of your home is the only way to accurately find out where your house is wasting energy.
Enjoy a more comfortable and safer home
Improving the energy efficiency of your home leads to less drafty rooms and a more even temperature throughout. It can solve moisture problems that are a leading cause of both house deterioration and indoor air quality issues. Also, if you have a gas or oil furnace and/or water heater, we will also make sure that no gases or fumes are spilling back into your home and poisoning the air of your home.
Improve the resale value of your home
Alongside a traditional home inspection, no other report gives more assurance to prospective home-buyers than a complete energy assessment. The audit will allow them to predict not only how much energy it will take to heat and cool the home, but also where their efforts will best be spent on improving those conditions.
Reduce you carbon footprint
The American population makes up nearly 4% of the human species, but we produce over 21% of the world’s CO2 emissions. It is estimated that if all the world’s people lived like the average American, we would need over five planets to support us sustainably. You can do your part to remedy this by reducing your energy consumption.