If you request a home energy audit in Denver, Colorado from Ideal Home Energy you will receive a top-quality assessment of your homes energy performance that delivers multiple benefits to you.
- Energy audits help you make decisions about how you can conserve energy.
- Energy audits can increase the comfort, safety, health and durability of your home.
- A home energy audit can help protect the environment by reducing energy waste.
BPI Certified Professional
Building Performance Institute (BPI) was started in 1993 and has been setting the technical standards for energy audits and energy efficient upgrades. From These standards they are able to test and certify industry professionals.
The Auditing Process
Three types of services that compose a home energy audit: 1 – Visual Inspection 2 – Diagnostic Testing 3 – Numerical Analysis When one of our auditors arrives at your home they will sit down for 10-15 minutes to ask some simple questions based on your energy concerns and take a look at your utility usage. Looking for more information? Check out our blog What is an Energy Audit? to learn more.
After the initial sit down they will set up testing equipment. They will inspect your attic insulation, crawlspace insulation, exterior walls, and your HVAC system. A full combustion appliance zone test will be completed to make sure no gas leaks are found. We will also take some thermal imaging photos and gather any preliminary information that helps to target further energy auditing. Once all needed data has been gathered it is entered into a computer software program to create a thorough and detailed report. Our energy audit services in Denver will outline anything we had found during the inspection. Once you have that report you can use it as a guide to make the improvements needed for your home to be more comfortable and energy efficient.
Types Of Home Energy Audit Tests
The visual inspection is the energy auditors first tool in diagnosing a house with any energy or physical deficiencies. We want to determine the quality of the foundation, roof, siding, windows, doors, over hangs and any insulation. We also want to look for any possible health and safety hazards before starting any other tests.
Blower Door Test
Testing the air tightness of a home is possible, thanks to blower door technology. We can use this equipment to measure a homes air leakage rate at a standard pressure of 50 pascals (CFM50). This allows us to accurately test the homes air barrier to locate any existing air leaks.
Infrared Energy Audit
During our home energy audits we use infrared testing, which while used in conjunction with a blower door, allows the user to see temperature differences. This testing will reveal the effectiveness of insulation and air sealing details in any building cavities.
IMPORTANCE OF HEALTH AND SAFETY
Here at Ideal Home Energy one of our top priorities is making sure our clients are safe. Energy auditors as well as energy upgrade contractors must take all possible precautions to avoid harm and deliver safety, indoor air quality and energy efficiency to each and every client.
Contact Ideal Home Energy to schedule a home energy audit in Denver or in one of the many areas of Colorado we serve.