Frequently Asked Questions


What do I need to do to prepare for an evaluation?

  • Close and lock all windows
  • Do not burn wood 24 hours before the evaluation
  • If possible, 24 months of utility bills can be helpful
  • Provide access to the attic, furnace, and water heater (Have a ladder available)

Can you test in the summer?

Yes, the best scenario would to have a 5-10 degree temperature difference using air conditioning or the furnace

How long does it take?

3-4 hours

Do I need to be home?

It is preferred that the home owner be present, at least for the first half hour so the consultant can speak with you about your concerns.

How will my family and I benefit from having our home evaluated?

By having an evaluation done and implement the recommendations made by the consultant, your home will be more comfortable, safe, durable and energy efficient. Identifying insulation needs and air sealing opportunities will reduce uncomfortable drafts and help keep you comfortable year-round. Testing your water heater and home heating systems will ensure they are operating safely and that potentially deadly carbon monoxide is being properly vented to the outdoors. Getting to the source of excess moisture will help you solve the problem before mold takes hold that can cause health problems for you and your family. A computer analysis will estimate the energy savings potential for each energy improvement made, and can help you determine which home improvements are the most cost-effective.