Home Energy Audit
At American Energy Advisors, we love to use our knowledge of building science and training in energy testing to help optimize the comfort and energy efficiency of homes in Elkhorn, NE, Omaha, NE and surrounding areas. Most people come to AEA for a home energy assessment when they want to know how to lower their electric bill, correct uncomfortable temperature imbalances between rooms, or combat moisture issues like humidity and condensation. A whole home energy audit will provide accurate and valuable information to help achieve your comfort goals, and typically pays for itself when you save money on your electric bill.
Our energy audit process starts with a few basic questions about your Omaha area home like age and square footage. We also like to review some past energy bills which tend to reveal energy consumption trends. Our home energy assessment includes meticulous inspection of your home including the insulation levels of the building envelope, documentation of the movement of air within the home, and testing strategies such as a blower door test, air leakage testing, and duct blaster test. We can also perform a thermal imaging scan and air quality testing depending on your needs. Once your home has been reviewed and tested, we will create a cost-effective plan of action that should make your home more comfortable and reduce your electric bill. Call on the specialists from American Energy Advisors at 402.881.8345 for a home energy assessment in Elkhorn, NE, Omaha, NE, and surrounding areas.
Take Advantage of In-Depth Services which Include:
- Visual inspection of home’s building envelope (the boundary between the heated/cooled air and outdoor air).
- Insulation check to reveal areas where insulation has settled, is missing, or has been improperly installed.
- Blower door testing measures the cumulative effect of air leaks in the home.
- Evaluate central heating, cooling, and water heating systems for efficient, safe, and proper operation.
- Thermal imagining scan of interior with an infrared camera to determine the level of insulation inside walls, where conditioned air escapes and outside air comes in.
- A multi-point Air Quality Particulate Test with 1 micron, .5 micron and .3 micron sensitive equipment to diagnose indoor air quality.
Our auditors combine their knowledge of home construction and building science with state-of-the-art diagnostic equipment. They not only know what to look for, but how to customize an energy-saving strategy to maximize return. We follow up on-site testing and diagnostics with a review of the findings and a detailed report that will outline opportunities for improvement.
Call Today For Your Energy Savings Audit
Some of the assessments in our home energy audit may sound mysterious or confusing, but they are more common than you think. Much of the testing that we do is slowly becoming a requirement for green and energy-efficient building standards throughout Elkhorn, Omaha, Bennington, Gretna, Valley, Papillion, La Vista, and Ralston, NE. For example, a blower door test is an effective tool that can pinpoint air leakage locations and evaluation of the overall “leakiness” of a home. A large fan is temporarily fitted into the main entry door where it pulls air from the house creating a slightly lower pressure inside as compared to outside. This allows us to measure the rate at which air leaks in through any cracks or gaps in the building envelope, as well as assess energy losses and locate problem areas.
An infrared scan or thermal imaging scan can be useful for more detailed testing because it measures light waves below (infra) red on the visible light spectrum therefore revealing differences in surface temperatures. Without causing disruption to the home, we are able to detect air leaks, missing insulation, poorly installed insulation, moisture issues, heat loss caused by thermal bridges and bypasses, and areas in need of repair. Thermal bridging occurs in insulated spaces where wall studs, floor joists or attic trusses touch both the inside and outside sheathing materials. Thermal bypasses are concealed junctions, corners and gaps which allow outside air to penetrate the home, causing drafts, heat loss/gain, and moisture concerns.
From blower door testing to particulate testing, AEA can provide accurate information, helpful recommendations and a full range of services to help improve the comfort and efficiency of your home, all while reducing energy bills.
Contact us or call us at 402.881.8345 for more information about energy savings strategies or to schedule an energy audit today!