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What is a CES Energy Audit?
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Today, more than ever before in history, the financial and environmental cost of energy use is affecting all of us. Industry analysts estimate that when the PECO rate caps are removed over the next several years, our utility costs should more than double. Even if the money is not important to you, the environmental impact of coal and fossil-fuel emissions effects us all.
Here in Southeastern Pennsylvania, many of the homes and buildings we use were built at a time when energy costs were low and there was little consideration for efficiency. Fortunately there are many actions we can take to reduce our utility bills. Some of these can cost considerable amounts of money so you must ask yourself the question, “How can we save the MOST ENERGY for the LEAST MONEY?”…
WE WILL TEACH YOU when you get an energy audit.
After submitting the audit request here on our website, you will be contacted by a CES representative to set up an appointment.
When the CES energy technician arrives at the predetermined time he or she will begin with a detailed interview to gather information and identify major concerns.
The technician will then survey the building to collect data about the
Square footage and cubic volume.
Insulation levels throughout the home.
Heating and Cooling equipment combustion and delivery system efficiencies.
Window and door properties.
Major appliance efficiencies and many other details.
Basically we’re going to account for all of the major energy users in your building.
After that information has been gathered we address the issue of air infiltration, which is often one of the larges sources for energy loss with buildings by conducting a blower door test. This procedure involves sealing off a door to the outside coupled with an industrial size fan to depressurize the air inside the house relative to the outdoors. This does two things:
-it allows us to quantify the degree of building leakiness to determine if further mitigation is beneficial. After all, we don’t want to pay to heat and cool the outdoors!
-the blower door test also allows us to investigate around the building and locate air leaks. Many individuals mistakenly believe the primary locations for air leakage occur around windows and doors where they can feel a draft. This is more often the result of depressurization created from warm air rising and leaving through the top of the building in less obvious locations. The blower door test simulates having 20 mile per hour winds striking the building from every direction, eliminating any stack effect and making all leaks relative and identifiable.
Throughout the inspection process, we will point out any major findings and at its conclusion we’ll discuss the opportunities for improvement.
The data collected about the building will be used to generate your personalized energy efficiency report. You can get this report in the mail, or in PDF format if you choose. The report will include a current energy usage breakdown identifying how much of your annual energy costs are going toward each energy expending system. Most importantly, the report will outline improvement measures applicable to you with estimated implementation costs and expected annual savings. With this information you not only will have a better understanding of how the building operates, you will know what measures will offer the greatest return on investment.
Energy is not getting any cheaper, you have to ask yourself whether you want to keep paying those increasing bills, or if you want to do what you can to lighten your load on both the earth and your wallet.
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