You may have read about E3’s on this blog before: Energy Efficiency Evaluation. You may have thought well that sounds neat, but I don’t really feel like spending the money right now….good news for you! For the month of June only, an E3 inspection is only $49. This is an enormous discount.
If you’ve never heard of an E3 before–here is a brief introduction. They are whole house energy efficiency exams that inspect your home to find leaks and places where your home may be losing energy or is not properly heated or cooled. It begins with a discussion between you and a trained consultant. That way you can tell the consultant your opinion on what rooms feel warmer, cooler, dryer etc… and give him/her some things to look out for.
This leads to an equipment inspection and an inspection of the insulation (because insulation is imperative to making sure that warm or cool air stay inside or outside your home, depending on the season). After that the consultant will perform the Infiltrometer Blower Door Test to test for leaks, an air flow diagnosis to check for blockages and finally the Electronic Air Flow Capture Hood Test that tests out how much cool or hot air is actually making it to your rooms.
After all of these tests (it almosts seems like your taking the SAT again? Don’t worry–not nearly as painful!), the consultant will sit down with you and design an improvement plan. The plan simply contains suggestions to help increase the energy efficiency of your home and you are not obligated to follow through with any of them. These suggestions could range from things you could do on your own, such as adding more insulation up to much larger changes involving heating and cooling units.
The E3 exam is great not only because its results could help you find ways to save energy and lower your bills, but also because it is very interesting to be able to see where there are energy leaks and problems in your home. E3’s provide you with valuable information, and now is the time to get it. As you are starting to use that air conditioner, you want to make sure that your precious cool air is not being wasted this summer.
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