I've qualified for a New York State-approved home energy audit and I can pi
ck any number of certified energy consultants (https://nyserda.energysavvy .
I'm thinking about the blower door test and infrared camera that the contra
ctor will probably use.
Is it worth it to perform this energy audit now, in late May? or should I w
ait until November/December so I can get a significant temperature differen
ce between inside and outside. I'm not in a rush. I'm just wondering if a
nyone has had this audit, or used this equipment in summer and whether it m
ade sense to do in the summer.
On 5/24/2014 4:47 PM, email@example.com wrote:
Time of season is irrelevant. Regardless of the temperature, the blower
door test will determine air leaks. The thermal camera can distinguish
whether you're losing heat or cold.
I had it done and learned much about my attic, rim joists and a few
window areas. Then I had foam insulation blown on the underside of the
roof deck and rim joists, which were the most leaky areas and installed
a new furnace and central air with a 98% efficiency rating. The auditor
does a follow up after the work to determine the difference. We improved
drastically as he rated our house in the top 4% of efficiency after the
work was complete which helped us receive a bigger rebate. Overall, we
received rebates totally close to $4000.
The difference here is you get it for free whereas we paid for ours. I
suggest you take advantage of it and learn the ins and outs of your
home's weak spots. Don't wait. Have it done asap. You can improve the
home before the cold weather hits again.
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