What does an energy
audit consist of?
A basic audit will include testing with a Blower Door
to determine specific infiltration sites and allows notes to
be made for reference to findings and problems.
A comprehensive audit will include additional testing
with equipment for safety (exhaust gases and pressure flows
of mechanical equipment), duct work, thermal and digital
imaging, a report documenting findings with recommendations
of priority order to address issues as well as contractors
who have demonstrated excellent results working with Home
Energy in the past. Additional services are available as
well: An energy modeling of specific expected results, a
work order of items to be created in priority order as
determined by the audit, and more.
How much does an
energy audit cost?
A basic audit is $275 within a 100 mile round trip from one
of our locations in Indianapolis or Greensburg, IN. A
comprehensive audit is $475 within a 100 mile round trip.
Mileage over the minimum travel distance is added to the
billing at 0.75 cents per mile.
Does Home Energy Services do the work to complete the
repairs for the house?
No. We believe this is a conflict of interest because we
assess the situation and make recommendations for
correction. We do not then create additional costs for
repairs or other work under our banner. We do recommend a
return visit once work is completed for verification of
results and testing to confirm the health and safety of the
How can I finance
We can help you contact lending institutions that offer
Energy Efficient Mortgage (EEM) and Energy Improvement
Mortgages (EIM). These mortgages will require additional
steps for qualification. Also your contractor may have
options for repair costs.
What is the
This varies from home to home due to age of construction,
lifestyle of occupants and many other factors but typically
it is a 20-30% reduction in the Kw or Therm usage on your
utility bills. You can see savings similar to this by
spending as little as $1000.00. The most important factor
is to know where to spend the money for the maximum
What is the #1
problem in houses?
Excess air infiltration is the number one problem to address
for the greatest impact on savings once health and safety
issues are verified.
How long does an
energy audit last?
Two to three hours in each home depending on the size of the
house are required for the in home visit. Additional hours
are required for downloading the data and for creating the
reports. These are sent to you within 7 days.
do you have?
Greg DeWitt is a certified home energy rater for the RESNET
program and for
Environments For Living.
Energy Rating Services
subscribes to the
RESNET Code of Ethics and Standards of Practice.
received his Certified Green Professional (CGP) Designation
Home Energy Rating Services
verification and performance certification
for ENERGY STAR©