Home Energy Audits

PREPARING FOR AN AUDIT

Before a Greenlife Solutions home energy auditor visits your home or office, make a list of any existing problems or concerns and prepare a summary of your yearly energy bills. Your energy inspector will use this information to establish what to look for during the audit and with the answers to the following questions forms the basis for the next steps in the analysis:

Your answers may help uncover some simple ways to reduce your home or office energy consumption. Be sure to walk through with your energy inspector as they work and ask questions.

  • Is anyone home during working hours?
  • What is the average thermostat setting for summer and winter?
  • How many people live or work here?
  • Is every room in use?

Greenlife Solutions audit will also include the following:

EXTERIOR INSPECTION

The exterior inspection of your home includes evaluating the general condition and construction and checks for any safety issues that may exist. Inside, we’ll test your heating and cooling system with a combustion safety and efficiency test. This test checks your hot water efficiency, and whether carbon monoxide and gas leaks are present in your home. We’ll also check your heating and cooling distribution systems for leaks and insulation values.

INTERIOR INSPECTION

Every Greenlife Solutions energy consultant performs a complete interior inspection from your dirt floor crawl-space to the tightest areas of your attic. We’ll go to areas of your home that you may have never seen, but may be the cause of asthma, allergies and cold or hot rooms throughout your home. Greenlife Solutions interior inspections evaluate lighting and your existing household appliances to see how we can improve the efficiency of your home with our comprehensive home energy audit.

BLOWER DOOR TEST

Imagine having a window in your house that never closes. By conducting the blower door test, we measure your home’s air leaks and determine the size of this “window”. We calculate the Building Airflow Standard for the size of your home and occupancy rate, and compare that to what the actual blower door results tell us in Cubic Feet per Minute (CFM).  We can tell you how much energy you are wasting due to excess air-flow, and what our limit is for making your home air tight while maintaining healthy air exchange.

INFRARED THERMAL IMAGING

Thermography measures surface temperatures by using Infrared thermal-imaging camera video and still cameras. These tools see light that is in the heat spectrum and can graphically display and photograph the insulation levels and cold or hot spots within your walls, ceilings and floors. Thermal imaging prevents damage to or removal of any sheet rock. Images on the video or film record the temperature variations of the building’s skin, ranging from white for warm regions to black for cooler areas. The resulting images help the auditor determine whether insulation is needed. If it is determined that insulation is required they also serve as a quality control tool, to ensure that insulation has been installed correctly.


Every Greenlife Solutions energy audit is conducted by an energy consultant who is certified by the Building Performance Institute as a Building Analyst and Building Envelope professional.

Let a certified Greenlife Solutions energy auditor guide you toward optimizing your homes energy usage.