Our 500th Home Energy Audit!
Retrofit America completed its 500th home energy audit – this one for the Joe and Carol Vivona in Midtown Atlanta!
“It’s a very comprehensive process,” Carol says.
The home energy audit covers complete diagnostics on everything related to heating and cooling the home:
– evaluating insulation levels in the attic and basement or crawlspace
– a blower door test to measure air leakage
– pressure pan tests to determine if the ductwork is properly sealed
– combustion safety testing for natural gas-fired furnaces and water heaters
Retrofit America estimates a Home Efficiency Score™ to get an objective measure of the home’s efficiency for heating and cooling. Using our proprietary software model, we analyze 12 months of utility bills to estimate BTU per square foot per degree-day – how much energy it takes to heat or cool one square foot of the home by one degree Fahrenheit.
We’re then able to sit down with the homeowner right when we’re done to provide a complete home retrofit proposal – including a detailed cost proposal for each improvement.
The result? Our customers are saving an average of 40% on the energy they use to heat and cool their homes, with just about everyone in the range of 30% to 55% savings… and living in perfect comfort.