In-Home Energy Efficiency Audit
The first step towards providing energy efficiency in your home is by scheduling a Greenify audit. Our energy efficiency audits are performed by highly trained professionals utilizing cutting-edge equipment to provide you the most accurate and in-depth home energy audit available on the market. We conduct a blower door test and perform a thermal image evaluation of your home. Any company that performs an energy “audit” without using these two crucial components to measure efficiency is simply walking through your home and claiming that as an audit. Truth be told, IT ISN’T.
Greenify Home Energy Efficiency Makeover
In order to achieve the most savings in regards to energy and your wallet, we believe in a whole-home assessment and makeover. At Greenify, We perform a whole spectrum of home energy saving services, thus saving you a lot of time, money and headache. By combining the home audit, the audit report, and the home upgrades, your experience with us will be easier and more personal. Greenify will be the one provider for all of your energy needs.
The Energy Efficiency Audit Process
Step 1 Blower Door Test: The Blower Door test involves placing a fan on your front door. The fan depressurizes the home which means that air is being pulled from the home. When the air is being pulled from the home an equal amount of air enters the home from the outside. The air flowing into the home from the outside represent all the areas of leakage and drafts.
Step 2 Thermal Image Evaluation: While the fan from the door is running the auditor will walk around with a thermal image camera and will be able to pin point exactly where the leaks and drafts from the outside are coming from. This is done because the camera detects differences in temperature. When it is either hotter or colder outside then it is inside the home the camera will be able to detect that thus revealing the air leaks.
Step 3 Window Inspection: Popular areas of leakage in the home are around windows (both the windows themselves and caulking around the windows), exterior doors, around exterior door and window trim, plumbing penetrations, electrical outlets and switches, edges of the floors, fireplaces, mechanical rooms and especially bad area attic penetrations.
Step 4 Attic and Insulation: The Greenify audit specialist will go up into the attic and check the insulation levels and evaluate the attic temperature and ventilation. Many inefficiencies in the home are located in the attic.
Step 5 Lighting and Tint: The auditor will also take any measurements that might be necessary for new windows or window tint and make sure that the customer has switched over to LED lights.
- Home Energy Audit Report: After the Audit is complete the auditor will schedule a return appointment with the customer to present a customized energy efficiency plan. It is the Greenify team’s primary goal to supply information to not only make your home more cost and energy efficient, but also more enjoyable to live in.
Here is a list of our Energy Efficiency Saving Solutions:
Reducing summer attic heat gain and preventing winter heat loss is the most important thing you can do to make your home more energy efficient. The installation of the Radiant Barrier will pay huge dividends in achieving better energy efficiency.
Energy Efficient Window Replacement
Replacing old metal framed or leaky vinyl framed windows with High Energy Efficient windows can lead to big savings on your utility bills and greatly increase the comfort in your home. New Energy Efficient Windows can save up to 16% on your heating bill and more than 37% on your cooling bill.
Insulation works by slowing conductive heat flow. Heat flows from warmer to cooler until there is no longer a temperature difference. In your home, this means that in winter, heat flows directly from all heated living spaces to adjacent unheated attics, garages, basements, and even to the outdoors. Heat flow can also move indirectly through interior ceilings, walls, and floors — wherever there is a difference in temperature. During the summer months, heat flows from the outdoors and attic to the interior of a house.
Sealing your home against air leakage can save you up to 20% of the energy used to heat and cool your home. Reducing the amount of air that leaks in and out of your home are a cost-effective way to cut heating and cooling costs, improve durability, increase comfort, and create a healthier indoor environment.
Solar Attic Fan
Installing a Solar Attic Fan will help remove the heat build-up in your attic and bring your attic’s temperature down closer to the ambient outside temperature and can remove moisture to protect your house in the winter. In the winter, a typical attic absorbs up to 28 gallons or more of water from the warm, moist air rising from the inside of your home and collides with the cold underside of the roof. Solar Attic Fans provide air circulation which prevents the moist air from condensing on the surface, keeping your attic drier and helping to prevent mold and mildew from forming inside your attic and from ice damming on your roof.
Window tinting is a wonderful, cost-effective alternative to window replacement. Heat gain through windows is one of the most common energy inefficiencies in homes today. Installing window tint can reduce your cooling costs by up to 30%.
Changing out 25 bulbs to LED would save you a whopping $7,313.75. Who wouldn’t be willing to spend $274 on LED lights to save over $7,314 over the life of the bulbs? This is why LED lighting is one of the most popular things we do.
This thermostat learns your living habits and automatically adjusts to ensure that you are always being as efficient as possible. With state-of-the-art sensors, it even detects when you are not home and automatically adjusts the thermostat so you are not running your furnace/air conditioner needlessly.