Energy Audits


While I’m here conducting your home inspection, hire me to perform a
Home Energy Inspection. I will collect about 40 data points related to
energy. I will then use an advanced energy calculator developed by the
International Association of Certified Home Inspectors to:

  • estimate the home’s yearly energy usage;
  • pinpoint potential energy inefficiencies;
  • develop recommendations for energy improvements; and
  • determine your potential energy savings.

Your online report will provide information about the efficiency of
the major systems in your home, as well as recommendations for
improvements that can help reduce your energy bills, while making your
new home more comfortable.


Your Operating Costs

Most home buyers purchase a home without first
understanding what it will cost to operate it. Most
Americans spend $2,200 a year on utilities, including
heating and cooling costs. Many homeowners can
reduce their utility bills by up to 30%—sizeable
savings—from energy improvements.

The Home Energy Inspection

The Home Energy Inspection will give you a quick
understanding of:
• how much a home will cost you to operate once
you move in;
• where energy (and, therefore, money) is being
wasted in the home; and
• what can be done to save energy and increase your
family’s comfort.

Making Efficiency Improvements

The benefits from making energy improvements include saving on your utility
bills, increasing the comfort of your home, and reducing your use of natural
resources. In the example report shown to the right, this home will cost the
homeowner $1,729 per year to operate. If the family makes the recommended
energy improvements after they move in, they could expect to save $559 every
year. These estimates and recommendations are based on the energy calculations
and cost databases administered by the U.S. Department of Energy and its
Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory.