- Retrofit Your Home
- Home Efficiency Improvements
Step 1. Start with a home energy audit.
A Retrofit America home energy auditor will carry out a complete energy efficiency evaluation of your home, using state-of-the-art methods and equipment. The home energy audit usually takes takes three to four hours and includes:
1. Homeowner interview to collect basic information about the energy efficiency of your home, including an evaluation of your energy bills.
2. Building envelope inspection, including thermal evaluations of your exterior wall insulation, doors and windows and of air leakage through a blower door test with the use of an infrared camera.
3. Heating and cooling systems inspection, including review of your thermostats, heating system, A/C system, air distribution systems, and domestic hot water system.
4. Moisture inspection to identify evidence of high moisture levels and areas of moisture deposition.
5. Appliance and lighting inspection to identify opportunities to improve energy efficiency of your major appliances.
Your Retrofit America Home Energy Report will include a checklist of measures to improve the energy efficiency and comfort of your home, with cost estimates for each measure and expected payback periods to recover the investment cost through energy savings.