FOR YOUR HOME
Why Sign Up for a Home Energy Assessment?
1. Learn about your home.
Every home is different. The Energy Smart Home Energy Assessment provides a comprehensive report outlining opportunities for energy improvements that are specific to your home.
2. Make sure your family is safe.
During the assessment, the analyst will complete safety testing to test the air quality of your home and use specialized equipment to detect for gas leaks.
3. Qualify for utility or local rebates.
Many utility or community rebates require a home energy assessment prior to issuing rebates.
4. Receive free energy saving items.
Your analyst may install “quick-fixes” like LEDs, a programmable thermostat, bath or kitchen faucet aerators, low flow showerheads, pipe wrap, or a water heater blanket at no cost to you. These “direct installs” can provide immediate energy and cost savings on your utility bills.
5. Do your part for the environment.
Buildings in the United States are the single largest emitter of carbon emissions. Your assessment report will provide information to improve the efficiency of your home, creating a more comfortable, affordable and efficient home.
What to Expect DURING Your Assessment
A Building Performance Institute (BPI) certified energy analyst will visit your home and complete a number of tests including:
- A blower door test and infrared photo analysis to analyze air leakage in the home
- Combustion safety analysis – check boiler or furnace for risk of carbon monoxide
- Gas line leak detection – check for gas line leaks inside and outside of the home
You are not required to be home for the entirety of the Assessment, but you are encouraged to be, as it is a great opportunity to learn about your home as a system. Depending on the heating source of your home and its square footage, the analyst may be in your home for two to four hours.
The Home Energy Assessment is typically valued at $400 to $500. The cost of the Assessment varies depending on your location and utility provider. Your local Energy Smart Colorado office and/or utility partner may partially subsidize the cost, which often brings the cost down to less than $150.
Homes above 3,000 square feet or mechanically complex homes may incur additional costs.
What to Expect AFTER Your Assessment
A COMPREHENSIVE REPORT
After your assessment, you will receive a detailed report that outlines the current condition of your home and a list of recommended improvements specific to your home.
See example of Sample Report at right or download HERE.
An Energy Advisor will follow up with you to review your report and to provide information on available rebates and potential tax credits for your recommended upgrades.
Your Energy Smart Partner has established a list of local contractors that are qualified to complete many of the recommended energy improvements as detailed in your comprehensive report.