Home Energy Audits


We’ve seen a big increase in interest in home energy “audits” over the last couple of months (of course, we approach every house this way—prescription and treatment without diagnosis is malpractice!).   As such, it’s probaA blower door is used to measure and locate air-leakage in a homebly worth pointing folks back to some previous posts.  Home assessments make a lot of sense—in fact they’re important—if they’re done right.  I thought I’d take the opportunity to revisit that topic and highlight some additional related information.



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12 Responses to “Home Energy Audits”

  1. Ellen Says:

    yep, couldn’t agree more. even when you think you know where your leaks are, you’ll always find something you didn’t expect.

  2. shirleyporter Says:

    Really pleased with my results. I saved $1400 on my new furnace and more to come with windows.

  3. Tom Says:

    Thanks for the comment and link to this useful article! Great blog you have here. I’ll be sure to add it to my reading list!

  4. Dr Reese Says:

    This is a good posting. I will recommend it, strongly! Dr Reese

  5. greenhomesamerica Says:

    Thanks for the feedback!

  6. Choosing a Quality Contractor « GreenHomes America Says:

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  7. Anonymous Says:

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  8. Gary Smith Says:

    As a green building verifier with NAHB I know the importance of 3rd party verification. One of the most important steps the builder/owner can provide today’s buyer is the blower door/duct blaster tests. GreenHomes America’s home energy team provides the confidence and technical skills to help build that trust. If you’re looking to market your green built home, consider this website: http://www.greenverifiedhomes.com. The site lists the verifier and the certification level of every home listed.

  9. Home Energy Audit–Make Sure It’s Accurate and Actionable « GreenHomes America Says:

    […] a bit more background and additional links, see my earlier posts or our […]

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    […] a bit more background and additional links, see my earlier posts, our website, or a video […]

  11. William Marshall Says:

    Very good article. The energy audit is the first step to reducing consumption and bills. It will give the consumers a pinpoint list as to what to do 1st and where to go from there. Visit http://www.austinauditor.com and click the Get Informed tab to learn more about energy efficiency and home energy audits.

  12. A “Gold Star” Audit « GreenHomes America Says:

    […] a bit more background and additional links, see my earlier posts, our website, or the video […]

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