What is an Energy Auditor and What Do They Do?
An Energy Auditor is a trained professional that provides valuable benefits to home and business owners by identifying wasted energy and providing solutions to eliminate or reduce the wasted energy.
What does an Energy Audit include?
The term energy audit is broad and includes everything from a simple “eye-ball audit” to comprehensive tech-based audits that incorporate blower doors, thermal imaging, combustions analyzers, and more. No matter which way you choose, they are all positive actions that save energy, save money, reduce greenhouse gases. Every home and business will benefit from identifying and eliminating wasted energy.
There are over 23 million small businesses in the United States that need to reduce their energy costs in order to stay competitive.
Home Energy Audits
There are more than 127 million homes in the United States. Energy audits can save home owners an average of 30% on their energy costs.
Home audits range from $99 to $900 depending on the location, size of the home and the method of auditing being used. Generally, eye-ball audits start in the $99 range and tech-heavy audits around $500. Commercial audits are often based on the square footage of the building, but also can vary based on the method of audit and the location.
How Much Can I Save?
Every home or commercial business is unique when it comes to energy use and therefore energy savings. Energy Star has determined that on a national basis, the average home can save 30% with an energy audit – or around $700.
That mean $700 every year. So in 2 years they would save $1,400 and in 3 years save $2,100. Energy savings are REAL and they are significant.