Home Energy Audit

What We Do At The Energy Audit

Smart Energy Solutions, Energy Experts have not only the certifications, but years of experience and knowledge that is reflected in the work they perform. All members of the energy efficiency team undergo training and hands on learning by experts in the field to ensure they exceed the industry standard expectation. Our Energy Experts hold many certifications such as the Building Performance Institute (BPI), Residential Energy Services Network (RESNET), and Missouri Department of Natural Resources. For more detailed information regarding these specific certifications please click here. Members of the Energy Efficiency Team include Specialists, who are professionals in home assessment, diagnostics, and implementation of diagnostic issues. The tests that we perform consist of window and door assessment, attic evaluation, blower door testing, thermal imaging/infrared scanning, duct system test, and Caz testing combustion appliance zone test. Below you can see specific details about the different testing and procedures that are included in our services as well as information about common trouble areas in the home.

  • Air sealing and weather-stripping
  • Duct repair and sealing
  • Attic entrance sealing
  • Air filter replacement
  • Installation of led light bulbs
  • Water heater insulation jacket installation
  • Programmable smart thermostat installation
  • Computer generated house modeling to detect and implement maximimum energy efficiency to the property
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1Most homes in America use indoor lights between 40-60 watts per unit and have between 70-80 lights per home. This means the average homeowner spends over $200 a year on lighting alone. Our trained professionals will assess your home's lighting needs and suggest a more energy efficient solution. Energy efficient LED lights may use between 8-13 watts per unit. Upgrading the lights in your home can result in savings of up to $150 per year. These lights also last 10 times longer than traditional incandescent bulbs.
2Air leaking in or out of a home can result in additional energy costs to a homeowner. Typical trouble spots are around can lights, attic fans, under baseboards, receptacles, windows, doors and other penetrations in your home's walls, floors and ceilings. The EPA estimates the average home can save 15% on annual heating and cooling costs with a professional air sealing package. This could save you as much as $400-$600 annually. Our auditors will utilize a sophisticated set of testing measures to determine the "leakiness" of your home. Based on these tests they will uncover trouble areas and eliminate them by safely sealing your home from air loss.
3Your HVAC system ductwork, if not installed properly, is likely to create a drain on your home’s energy use. Many contractors do not properly seal and insulate ductwork, which results in air loss into areas that are otherwise unconditioned. This forces your heating and cooling system to work harder, which costs you money. Our auditors will use a pressure based testing method to determine if your duct system has leaks and where they may exist. They will also properly insulate your ductwork to save money on your energy bills.
4Inadequate attic or crawlspace insulation is common throughout homes in America. Many builders and contractors do not insulate homes enough to maximize the insulation's greatest potential for savings. Although the insulation may be installed properly, there simply is not enough of it. In some cases, improper installation can cause your HVAC system to work overtime making up for the air losses or infiltrations in the home. Our trained professionals will inspect the insulation levels in your home and suggest improvements that can save you money. Some homeowners have seen savings as high as $1,000 per year, simply by upgrading or adding insulation to the proper levels.
5Most home HVAC systems have simple thermostats that are ineffective at managing your energy use. There are now thermostats available that actually have the ability to lower your energy usage without you having to do anything. A properly installed "smart" thermostat can save you as much as 10-15% annually in heating and cooling costs.