Home Energy Audits
Home energy audits allow for a comprehensive diagnosis of a home’s energy performance. Audits go beyond the typical “free quote” by utilizing specialized equipment, testing procedures and knowledge to diagnose your home. “Free quotes” are great if the problem is visible, but it is impossible to diagnose air infiltration, moisture issues, thermal and combustion safety issues without the proper tools and training. Our home energy auditing professionals have undergone extensive training through the Building Performance Institute. We know the ins and outs of the building envelope, and we truly go above and beyond to deliver our customers a comprehensive assessment.
Your overall satisfaction means everything to us, so we want you to know that you received your money’s worth. We assist you in the funding of your home services by staying on top of the latest rebates, tax credits and financing options. We are dialed into federal, state and energy company rebate and tax credit programs, as well as offering financing options that fit your budget.
COMPONENTS OF A HOME ENERGY AUDIT
Blower Door Testing
Blower door testing allows the auditor to identify the amount and location of air infiltration into a building. The house is drawn into a controlled vacuum and electronically measured for pressure and flow. The blower door is vital to understanding and correcting a home’s air infiltration. Adding insulation without managing structural air leakage is ineffective at best.
Combustion Safety Testing
Problems with combustion appliances such as furnaces and water heaters can easily go undetected but can be deadly. Combustion testing appliances determines if they are firing correctly and exhausting waste gases properly. Insulation and air sealing work done to the home can also affect the performance of combustion appliances.
Thermal imaging technology allows a skilled auditor to identify areas of thermal malfunction in the building envelope. Thermal imaging can also identify areas of moisture.
R-Pro is a Columbus insulation contractor dedicated to your home comfort. We not only work to meet your expectations; we strive to exceed them.