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HOME ENERGY AUDITS:  GREAT INFORMATION FOR EXISTING HOMES

Chances are, you're spending much more on utility bills than you need to be.  A home energy audit gives you the opportunity to fix that.  Using the latest technology, including a blower door to assess air leakage and infrared thermography, a comprehensive home energy audit will point out leaks in your home's thermal envelope, deficiencies in insulation, and other opportunities to stop heat loss and reduce energy consumption, while improving the comfort and safety of your home.  In addition to recommending fixes to reduce energy, we'll also evaluate carbon monoxide safety, mold and other air quality isssues and improvements to temperature and lighting comfort.  Our comprehensive audit report will include a prioritized list of potential improvements, and an estimate of the savings our recommended work will likely lead to.

BLOWER DOOR TESTING

Blower door testing is a way to test the "leakiness" of your home.  By depressurizing your home and measuring the rate at which air infiltrates through imperfections in the building envelope, we're able to assess how much energy (and money) is escaping through air leaks, and how much you're likely to save by fixing those leaks.  As part of this process, we will inspect the house with a smoke stick to pinpoint potentially hidden air leaks (making it much easier to address them when the time comes to get to work).  We also offer blower door testing as an isolated service to test the effectiveness of improvements that have been made to a home, and to provide homeowners and contractors with a roadmap to further improve a home's efficiency moving forward.

INFRARED DIAGNOSTICS

Having your home evaluated with an infrared camera sheds valuable light on the effectiveness of your home's thermal envelope.  An IR image reveals hidden air leaks and areas where insulation isn't performing, and can also yield some interesting surprises -- such as where an uninsulated hot water pipe or recessed lights may be contributing to an ice dam, for an example.  It's a valuable part of any good home energy audit, and a step that we guarantee to take with thoroughness and precision (although our experience tells us that it can also be a fun part of the energy audit for homeowners).

What Our Customers Are Saying

  • I would like to express how grateful to each and everyone of you for helping make my house warmer for the winter months, its because of you I was able to have insulation and seal areas of my home that wouldn't get done. Thank you!
    Wendy, Wareham, MA
  • Initially hiring Efficient Buildings for some insulation work, we were so impressed by their efficiency, expertise and depth of knowledge that we went on to hire him for a large addition.

  • Your technicians made a scheduled appointment at our house this past Tuesday to complete a work order. We wish to commend you for hiring such competent individuals. They were knowledgeable, personable, task-oriented and totally honest and reliable.

    Melvyn, Plymouth, MA
  • I hired Efficient Buildings to do some insulation work at my house, as I had heard that attic insulation was one of the best ways to cut heating costs, and Efficient Buildings came highly recommended from a friend.

    James Chase, Bridgewater, MA
  • I wanted to tell you how great a job the installers did putting in my attic insulation. My AC has been out for a few days and the insulation has kept the temperature down. Usually a second story would be boiling, but the men did such a great job that I was able to stay here. 
    Diane, Osterville, MA
  • I wanted to drop you a line and tell you how pleased we were with the crew and the fine job they did at my home today.

    George Foley, Bridgewater, MA
  • Hello, this is Marty from Marlborough. I just wanted to thank all the crew for a job well done. Also I was so impressed by the very kind well mannered behavior of the men. It's nice to know there are still nice people out there.

    Marty Silvia, Marlborough, MA
  • After conducting a thorough and (extremely) informative energy audit, Efficient Buildings assessed that the most cost-effective improvements I could make would be some simple air sealing and improved attic insulation -- they didn't try to sell any expensive windows or talk me into having work... Read More

    Ryan Weymouth, Bridgewater, MA