Georgia Power Earthcents Energy Audit
A comprehensive energy audit by Energy Conservation Solutions (ECS) is a series of diagnostic tests that demonstrate how to best increase energy efficiency, reduce utility bills, improve indoor air quality, and create a more comfortable and healthier environment for your home or business. By conserving energy and reducing emissions, we all can do our part to help protect the environment for a sustainable future.
State-of-the-art Diagnostics Help you See where to Improve Efficiency
Building Performance Institute auditors are ENERGY STAR certified and utilize state-of-the-art diagnostic equipment for performance testing. Rather than spending significant monies on a single isolated improvement such as new HVAC, windows or insulation, ECS takes a “whole house approach” to determine a comprehensive solution to maximizing energy efficiency for the least possible cost.
Once the diagnostic test is completed and approved by ICF, a third party reviewer for Georgia Power, a list of prioritized improvements is provided to the client in an easy-to-understand report. By implementing the recommended improvements, the home or business owner will benefit from lower utility bills, reduced drafts and uneven temperatures, and improved indoor air quality (dust, humidity, etc.).
A full scope energy audit conducted by ECS should not be confused with a free, low-cost, or low-tech assessment which is available from many sources. Our audit generally takes 2-3 hours on site and 5-6 hours in the office and is significantly more comprehensive than a visual inspection. It includes a blower door test which identifies areas in the building that are leaking energy, duct work blaster test to identify problem areas or leaks in HVAC ductwork, carbon monoxide reading to make sure exhaust systems are working properly, and thermal imaging camera to pinpoint weak areas in the building’s envelope. After the audit inspection is completed, we spend several days putting the data into a user friendly report with prioritized recommendations and projected savings. At this point, you can elect to make the improvements yourself or have us implement the improvements. We will return and re-run the testing equipment (test out) to verify the work was done properly as well as to measure specific improvements to the structure’s energy efficiency.