Repairing air leaks is often necessary to drive down heating and cooling costs, but it's not the first step. To launch a successful home energy conservation campaign, it pays to develop a strategy based on precise information about the house.
E.T. Lawson eliminates the guesswork with a home energy audit that creates a scientific basis for conservation improvements. Our sales manager, Bob Allsbrook, is leading the audit program after gaining Building Analyst certification from the Building Performance Institute (BPI). "With energy prices going through the roof, the best way to fight back is to go into the house, find the leaks, and seal them up," he said. "You haven't really improved anything unless you've fixed the leaks in the house."
A home energy audit is a smart first step, according to Allsbrook. "For a fraction of the cost of a new heating system, we can do an audit and then seal the home so it doesn't leak so much. If you don't tighten things up, you're still going to spend too much on energy."
Here is a look at the steps involved in an E.T. Lawson home energy audit:
Which home energy evaluation should you choose? Our premium service, the home energy audit, is performed to Building Performance Institute standards and includes a detailed report that explains the improvement opportunities and the potential benefits of each. You'll have a clear sense of what you can achieve and which improvements deserve the highest priority. The energy audit costs $295.
For customers who want to learn more about their home without undertaking an in-depth scientific study, we offer a home energy survey. An E.T. Lawson Conservation Specialist will visit your home and conduct an informal inspection and inventory. You get a good general idea of the effectiveness of their comfort systems and the home's outer shell. This service is free for any E.T. Lawson customer.