08 May '12, 3am

Maybe an energy audit is what you need to help control your energy outlay

A home energy audit (or survey) evaluates an existing home to determine where and how energy is being lost, what systems are operating inefficiently and what cost-effective improvements can be implemented to enhance occupant comfort, make the home more durable and lower utility costs. (See Benefits of a Home Energy Audit ). RESNET has defined three types of energy assessments for existing homes which range in complexity from a simple but effective walk-through survey to a performance audit using diagnostic equipment and computerized data analysis to a comprehensive home energy rating utilizing the most sophisticated modeling software to produce a home rating score on the HERS Index. These options, listed from least complex to most complex are explained below. Home Energy Survey A Home Energy Survey is a visual inspection and does not include the use of diagnostic testing e...

Full article: http://www.resnet.us/professional/home-energy-audit

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