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Home Energy Audit

Comprehensive Home Energy Audits & Assessments

Save money and the environment with a home energy audit in DC or MD from James A. Wheat & Sons! Our home energy audits will help you identify areas in your home where energy is being wasted and give you recommendations on how to improve your home—and our experienced technicians can make any of the improvements we suggest! We’re your one-stop shop for energy efficiency!

Schedule your home energy audit in DC or MD today by calling 240-399-5051240-399-5051 or filling out the form to the right!

What happens during a home energy audit

The first step toward an energy efficient home is a home energy audit or assessment from James A. Wheat & Sons. Using innovative techniques and equipment, our professional energy auditors will show you exactly how much energy your home uses and pinpoint problematic areas that should be addressed and improved.

Our energy auditors are friendly and consultative—no high-pressure sales tactics. After your energy audit, they will thoroughly explain the results so you can see where your home is losing energy. Based on your needs, we’ll make recommendations for areas of improvement including which changes will offer you the greatest return on investment and make your home more energy efficient.

During your home energy audit, your assessment team will use a variety of techniques and specialized equipment to ensure that you save the maximum amount of money. These advanced tools include:

Blower doors

Blower doors are used to test your home’s air tightness. A blower door is a powerful fan that mounts into the frame of an exterior door. The fan pulls air out of the house lowering the air pressure inside which causes the higher pressure air outside to flow in through all your home’s unsealed cracks and openings. Additional tools such as a smoke pencil can then be used to detect even the smallest air infiltration and leaks throughout your home.

Having a home that is “tight” has additional benefits such as:

  • Moisture problem avoidance
  • Elimination of uncomfortable drafts and cold air leaking into your house
  • Improved air quality

Infrared cameras

Thermography or infrared scanning is used to detect air leakage in homes and buildings. Infrared cameras can detect hard-to-find air infiltration and missing insulation by measuring surface temperatures and reviewing the recorded images. Thermographic scans can be either interior or exterior and can be used in conjunction with a blower door test.

By reviewing the heat spectrum of your house, your energy auditor will show you where areas of improvement exist and provide intelligent steps toward improving your home’s energy efficiency.

Start Saving today with a Home Energy Audit

Do you want to save money by reducing the amount of energy your home uses? If you are located in Montgomery County, MD or NW Washington, DC contact James A. Wheat & Sons to schedule a home energy audit today!

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