Certified Energy Evaluations
Why do I need an energy inspection as well as a home inspection? A home inspection does not test for energy leakage. And failure to perform an energy inspection can be an expensive mistake, especially at today’s soaring energy costs.
The typical household spends $2,000 per year on heating and cooling bills. And did you know that approximately 30% of that cost, or $600, is actually wasted? Even new houses with efficient heating systems, thick insulation and double pane windows can have hidden air leaks in walls, ceilings, floor and especially air conditioning ducts. Tiny leaks add up to big energy losses.
Therefore the U.S. Dept. of Energy recommends to perform an energy audit before purchasing a home. With the cost of utilities on the constant rise, every home and building should be evaluated for energy efficiency. A professional energy audit will go into great detail, include a “blower door” test and use nationally approved software. Carey Mathis of CertiPro Home Inspection abides by the standards of Residential Energy Services Network (RESNET), a nationally recognized organization of energy raters.
How much does a Certified Energy Evaluation cost? The cost is based upon the size and complexity of the house. A typical 3 bedroom 2 bath house of 2,500 square feet will usually cost approximately $350.00. And larger houses and older houses will cost more. However most home owners do not consider the price a “cost” but instead an “investment” in their house because of the energy savings and improved comfort and health. To find out how much you can SAVE on your house, call us at 850-312-8640.