Maine Home Energy : Maine Energy Auditor

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23 Brookwood Drive
North Yarmouth, Maine 04097
(207) 838-6528

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blower door
BLOWER DOOR
Uses whole-house pressurization to identify and isolate the worst areas of air infiltration and heat loss.

 

infrared scan
heat loss
INFRARED CAMERA
Targets heat loss with 100% accuracy. Note the heat emitting from the foundation, chimney and windows.

 

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FURNACE/BOILER TESTING
Ensures safe operation and measures heating efficiency.

 

Energy auditor

Every home, both new and old, has areas of energy efficiency that can be improved. The challenge is to find the deficiencies. Where are the greatest sources of heat loss, air infiltration and damaging moisture in your house? And how should they be addressed?

MAINE HOME ENERGY can find the problem areas in your home and recommend SMART solutions for your COMFORT and SAFETY.

 

Home Energy Performance Evaluation
The answers are often tough to find and the cost of the solutions can be difficult to quantify. A home energy performance evaluation is not as simple as merely recommending another layer of insulation to the attic. Your home is a building with inter-related systems that need to be analyzed as a whole to correctly diagnose where – and how – to focus your improvement efforts. Each house is unique and the dynamics of heat, air and moisture must all be considered when contemplating any potential energy-efficiency improvement.


Heat, Air, and Moisture
For instance, a house with a wet basement and a drafty attic may develop a serious mold/mildew problem if the attic is air-sealed and insulated but the basement moisture is not addressed. The problem of heat loss will simply evolve to one of air quality, endangering the health of the occupants.

 

The dynamics of HEAT, AIR and MOISTURE must all be considered when contemplating any potential energy-efficiency improvement.


Reduce Your Costs, Increase Your Comfort
An insulation contractor may recommend more insulation. A building contractor might suggest an expensive retrofit to the foundation. A plumber might try to sell you a new furnace. A qualified energy auditor, however, will holistically analyze your entire house and show you how to reduce your costs and increase your comfort while maintaining or improving the safety of your home.

 

State-of-the-Art Tools
Maine Home Energy uses state-of-the-art tools such as an infrared camera to target heat loss with 100% accuracy, and a blower door to use pressurization to identify and isolate the worst areas of air infiltration in the building. These tools help our auditors guide the homeowner through the process of prioritizing which improvements will yield the greatest return on their investment, which ones cost the least, and which are critical to the well-being of the residents.

 

What is an Energy Audit and How Much Does it Cost?
An energy audit allows you to understand how to improve the efficiency, comfort and safety of your building. After consulting with you about your home and the residents’ living habits, a Maine Home Energy auditor will thoroughly inspect your home to assess the effectiveness of the current thermal and vapor barriers of the building shell as well as the function and safety of all heating systems within. All features of your home will be recorded and measured, with all data then input to our building evaluation software, allowing us to provide you with a thorough analysis and report that includes a summary of the current state, recommendations for improvement and heat loss/savings calculations.

There are three levels of energy performance evaluations available:

  1. Energy audit including infrared scan, full safety inspection and summary report: $295
  2. Energy audit including infrared scan, blower door depressurization, full safety inspection and summary report: $395
  3. Energy audit including infrared scan, blower door depressurization, full safety inspection and computer modeling/detailed report: $495

The physical inspection process, including infrared examination and blower-door pressurization, normally takes four to five hours. For residential structures up to 3200 sq. ft. of living space, the cost of the audit — inspection, analysis and report — is provided above, plus any extraordinary expenses, travel costs, and/or post-remediation follow-up testing, if applicable. The value of the information far exceeds the price of the audit, not to mention the cost of living with the status quo. Why wait another season when you can better understand the function of your building and the keys to efficiently improving your home today?

 

A Maine Home Energy Audit will help you to:
• lower your heating, cooling and overall energy costs
• improve the health and safety of your house
• increase your personal comfort
• enhance the durability of your building and its systems
• reduce your carbon footprint
• increase the value of your home

 

 

 

MAINE HOME ENERGY
23 Brookwood Drive
North Yarmouth, Maine 04097
(207) 838-6528

Contact Maine Home Energy

 

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