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By Gerri Wiley, HeatSmart volunteer and Energy Navigator
Hello Green Beings,
If you’re like me, you hold off as long as possible before flipping the home heating switch to ‘on,' but it won’t be long until we start seeing dollars pouring through the cracks and crevices of our generally poorly sealed and insulated homes. I’ve already spoken with you about the importance of a Home Energy Assessment that includes a blower-door test so that you’re able to target areas of your home envelope that need better weather-proofing.
There are several companies that conduct Home Energy Assessments. In a recent survey, company reps told me whether they run a blower door test and what the charge is for the Home Energy Assessment, which may or may not include a blower door test.
I’ve listed phone numbers so that you can inquire further. Be sure to ask about the geographic area they serve or if there is an additional fee for longer distances traveled. As you know, good companies need to be adequately reimbursed to stay in business, so please understand that I’m not judging charges as necessarily good or bad.
*AHP = Assisted Home Performance
Keep the questions coming. We learn and make progress together.