Home Energy Audit
How is an Energy Audit Performed?
Our Home Specialists will check insulation levels, air leakage, age of appliances, lighting, windows, and the attic to make an overall assessment on the home.
We are alway happy to perform a Blower Door Test to see how well a home is air sealed. Energy efficiency and comfort in a home are less dependent on total insulation levels when the home is able to keep conditioned air from escaping, while preventing outside unconditioned air from intruding into the home. A blower door test easily allows us to find all the air leakage points in the home, which helps us to craft the proper solution for each different home owner.
How will Home Shield Insulation protect your attic and home?
We love to start the inspection in the attic to see how effective the insulation is, and if the attic floor is properly air sealed. The attic is almost always under insulated and leaks air, so we want to check the attic off first before we start assessing areas within the house. Bad insulation and Air Leakage through the attic can account for nearly 31% of energy loss in a home. Just by improving the attic space, we can typically save homeowners 25-33% on their energy bill!
After the attic has been inspected, we will inspect the living space. We start by looking for drafts around the windows. Windows can be a major source of air leakage, especially for older homes. The caulking around a window frame will deteriorate over time and create openings for outside air to enter the home through. We will check around the window frames for gaps, and can re-caulk the window frames if need be.
Doors are another point of focus for us. It is not uncommon for doors to have deteriorated weather stripping, or big gaps around the edges for air to pass through. We will typically replace the weather striping around the edge of the door, or completely replace the door if need be.
Next we will check all vents, fans,switches, and outlets in the home. Most people are surprised to hear that these points can account for around 6-8% energy loss in a home if not properly air sealed.
Plumbing penetrations can account for up to 13% of air leakage. Most of these points can be found under sinks, in the attic, and around flues from gas powered appliances.
Our Home Specialists are there for you!
We get what we want by helping homeowners get what they want! We are truly a service oriented company. We do not force homeowners through 2-hour sales presentations, or to have both spouses present. Our consultations are direct and professional. Helping people invest in their home is simple. We carry out our ENERGY AUDITs with your goals in mind. Here is the format of our ENERGY AUDIT consultations
Report Overview and Questions
Home Shield Custom Solution
With these 3 main considerations, we are able to offer completely custom solutions per the homeowner. We want to hear what your goals are for your home so we can figure out how to help you achieve those goals!
Benefits that the homeowner is seeking
Concerns that the homeowner wants resolved
Concerns or problems that the homeowner is not currently aware of
Home Shield Custom Solutions
After performing the blower door test, our Home Specialists will have a detailed report on the air change rate of the home, and where the majority of the air leakage is occurring. Our solutions will be based on the locations of the air leaks, and points of the home that are under insulated. If your windows are the main point of air leakage, then we will recommend a solution that starts with the windows. If we found that air was rushing into the house from ceiling penetrations, we will recommend starting by air sealing and insulating the attic. We do not offer one size fits all solutions. Our solutions are built with 3 main considerations
Home Shield Money Protection Guarantee
For certain solutions, we guarantee that you will make all of your money within 10 years, or we will pay the difference! We are so confident in our solutions that we will put some of the best warranties and guarantees on our services. Our guarantee comes with:
Air Sealing and R-49 Cellulose Insulation
Attic Air Sealing
Side Attic Encap and Seal
Whole Home Air Sealing Service
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Ready to improve your home’s comfort and energy efficiency in Charlotte, NC? Contact Home Shield Insulation today for a free consultation! Our friendly team is here to answer any questions you may have and provide you with reliable solutions tailored to your specific needs in the Queen City.