Home Energy Inspections are a great way to identify opportunities to increase the comfort and value of your home.
WHAT IS A HOME ENERGY INSPECTION?
It takes a lot of energy to operate a home and is difficult to estimate how much it will cost once you move in. To ensure you aren’t wasting any money heating, cooling, and generally running your household, hire us to assess the energy performance of your home. In addition to saving money, we’ll teach you how to conserve energy, live comfortably and protect the environment.
A Home Energy Report providers the home buyer with a good understanding of how much it will cost to operate the home, where energy and money are being wasted in the home, and what can be done to remedy those situations.
IS THE home energy inspection included?
A Home Energy Inspection is typically not included in the full home inspection. Prices vary based on the size and condition of the home, but on average, you can expect to pay around $99 for this service. Considering that such a simple replacement as switching 15 incandescent bulbs for CFL's can save a homeowner $50 per year and it's likely that a Home Energy Inspection could save you ever more money when it comes to operating your home.
will a home energy inspection save me money?
Naturally, that depends largely on the condition of the home. In most cases though, homes are not perfect - it's very likely that we'll be able to identify a number of upgrades that can be made to the home to improve it's energy efficiency and make it cheaper to operate. Similar to buying a home, you have to think of these upgrades as investments. They will pay for themselves over time, but you will get the immediate benefit of having a more comfortable, and likely more valuable home.
What does a home energy inspection cover?
A Home Energy Inspection report covers the Exterior, Basement, Foundation, Crawlspace & Structure, Heating Systems, Cooling Systems, Plumbing, Fireplace, Attic, Insulation & Ventilation, Doors, Windows & Interior. Within each of those major categories, we will inspect according to the InterNACHI Standards of Practice.