A home energy audit is a service consisting of descriptive tests and calculated observations. The data profile created from an energy audit is fundamental to formulating the best plan to reduce heating and cooling costs in your home. NJHES adheres to BPI regulations when performing energy audits. BPI (Building Performance Institute) is a national standards development organization for residential energy efficiency and weatherization retrofit work.
While credentials are important, experience and passion for what we do set us apart from other certified professionals. We are the people that stay up late reading trade journals, our job a part of who we are.
Our audit process consists of four major parts:
- Interview – This can take place over the phone or in person. We ask questions about your home, your bills, your habits, and any specific areas of concern you may have.
- Testing – Our testing procedures gather data that is immediately descriptive and that can also uncover less obvious problems in your home. Some of these tests are aimed at describing the efficiency of your home while others are focused on safety and indoor air quality in your home.
- Observation – All three parts are important but this one sets apart one auditor from the next. From the moment we step from or vehicle the observation process starts. There are four or so areas of testing and hundreds of observations.
- Report – Our report includes the important data and observations gathered during the audit process and a list of recommendations and course of recommended action for safety and energy concerns.
- Inspection inside and out
- Blower door testing
- Combustion safety testing
- Combustion efficiency testing
- Gas Leak Detection
- Thermal Imaging