Home Energy Audits
Have you noticed that you’re paying more in utilities, even though your rates haven’t gone up? Or maybe you’ve purchased a new home and you’d like to make it energy efficient so you can start saving on utilities now. Whatever your situation, with a home energy audit, you can easily take the guesswork out of home energy improvement. Our home energy audits will show you all the different ways you can save energy and put money back in your pocket.
We offer three different kinds of audit, and you are welcome to choose the one that’s right for you
Essential Energy Audit
The Essential Energy Audit is a 38-point detailed visual inspection of every part of your home, including doors, windows, walls, attic space, insulation, air conditioning equipment, appliances and lighting. Our energy technician will examine everything in your home that uses energy or pertains to energy efficiency and let you know where you might be having problems
This is a great choice if you’ve noticed that your energy bills are higher than they should be or you’re having more difficulty keeping your home comfortable than was the case in the past. It’s a great starting point for making your home more efficient, and can point you in the direction of some easy, straightforward improvements that should help you save money right way.
Complete Energy Audit
The Complete Energy Audit builds on the Essential Energy Audit by incorporating diagnostic tests that can pinpoint specific energy efficiency issues and identify your best money-saving improvements. This goes above and beyond the visual inspection included in the Essential Energy Audit because we get out our equipment and actually test the components of your home to make sure they are functioning as they’re supposed to function.
This is a good option for you if you’ve been through the Essential Energy Audit, made some changes to your home, and would like to see if you could save even more money. It’s also a great choice if the Essential Energy Audit doesn’t find anything, but you still know your energy bills are so high. If you think that one particular component of your system is causing the problem but you’re not sure which one it is, this audit can help you nail that down.
Comprehensive Energy Audit
The Comprehensive Energy Audit combines the Essential Energy Audit and Complete Energy Audit with an analysis that uses energy modeling software to calculate your home’s HERS (Home Energy Rating System) index. We’ll use the software to provide a cost-benefit analysis of each of our energy-saving recommendations so you can see which have the greatest payback.
Choose this option if energy efficiency is extremely important to you, or if you love data and details and want to know exactly how much money different energy-efficient options can save you. This software takes into account the cost of installing new components in your energy system, so you can determine whether it’s worthwhile, to you, to make some changes.
No matter which audit you choose, Gilmore is available to help you make any of the changes you decide you want to make. We can help you source components and will get them installed for you professionally and efficiently, so you can begin saving money as soon as possible.