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Home energy audit

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A typical home energy audit as conducted by a Green Communities Canada certified energy advisor.

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Home energy audit

  1. 1. Overview of a <br />home energy audit<br />
  2. 2. Conducted by<br />friendly and professional<br />Certified Energy Advisors.<br />
  3. 3. Begins with the exterior...<br /> ... taking measurements....<br />
  4. 4. ...evaluating external building conditions...<br />
  5. 5. ...and noting external systems.<br />
  6. 6. Interior evaluation includes basement insulation...<br />
  7. 7. ...efficiency of space heating system...<br />
  8. 8. ...type and efficiency of <br />hot water system....<br />
  9. 9. ...and insulation levels for attic and walls.<br />
  10. 10. A “blower door” test diagnostically determines air infiltration rates...<br />
  11. 11. ...and allows the advisor to pinpoint sources of air leakage...<br />
  12. 12. ...from windows and doors, basement header space, baseboards and electrical outlets.<br />
  13. 13. The advisor prepares a report for the homeowner which details the energy efficiency of the house...<br />
  14. 14. ...recommending priority improvements to save energy...<br />
  15. 15. ...and provides a label with the home’s energy rating.<br />

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