An energy audit is a worthwhile investment if you plan on owning a home long-term.
Buying a Southern New Hampshire home?
Today I’m joined by Spencer Triehy of Building Efficiencies to talk a little a little bit about home energy audits. A home energy audit is when an auditor comes into your home and measures the efficiency or inefficiency of the entire building.
They use a number of tools to do this. First, they use a blower door to test for air leakage. Then, they use a combustion safety analyzer to test the efficiency of your heating system. Finally, they use an infrared camera to find any voids in your thermal envelope. You want to make sure that the exterior and interior are kept separate.
The auditor’s high-tech tools
will solve any potential problem.
The initial audit is only $100 if you qualify at nhsaves.com. The $100 deposit goes toward any follow-up air seal or insulation work that might be needed in the house. They will also take the measurements and any deficiencies and compile them in a report via email. The report will also tell you your projected savings, rebates, and out-of-pocket costs.
Usually, the payback takes a few years and once it’s paid off, you end up actually making money off of it each year after. If you have any questions for Spencer about energy audits or if you’d like to schedule one for your home, give him a call at (603) 718-1373. If you have any real estate questions for us in the meantime, don’t hesitate to reach out. We look forward to hearing from you soon.