Home Energy Audits
General Energy Audit
A home energy audit helps homeowners determine where their house is losing energy/money and how such problems can be corrected to make the home more energy efficient. We will send one of our certified professional energy auditors to evaluate and report your home’s condition. Procedures here may include checking for leaks, examining insulation, inspecting the HVAC equipment and ductwork, performing a blower door test and using an infrared camera to detect hot/cold spots throughout the house.
A home energy audit is the first step to assess how much energy your home consumes and to evaluate what measures you can take to make your home more energy efficient. An assessment will show you problems that may, when corrected, save you significant amounts of money over time.
We provide this service without any obligation or cost to you. Free! Some of these improvements you may want to do yourself. There may be others where you would like assistance. We will provide you a free estimate for all suggested improvements you would like us to make. Free! We will never recommend or sell you a bogus service program or equipment. That is why we have an A+ rating with the Better Business Bureau. We will also help you to understand any erroneous energy savings claims some other companies may make. Our reputation rides on providing you the highest ethical and the absolute best service we can deliver.
Blower Door Testing
A blower door test which depressurizes a home can reveal the location of many leaks. A blower door tests locates air leaks by using a special fan to depressurize a house. Blower door tests are conducted before and after air sealing to measure the effectiveness of the work.
This test will help determine areas in your home that need better sealing or caulking. You may already know where some air leakage occurs in your home, such as an under-the-door draft, but you’ll need to find the less obvious gaps to properly air seal your home.
Our qualified staff at Apex will provide a thorough and accurate measurement of air leakage in your home.
Duct Blaster Testing & Sealing
Ducts are used to distribute conditioned air throughout homes with forced-air heating and cooling systems. In typical homes, about 20% of the air that moves through the duct system is lost due to leaks, holes, and poorly connected ducts. The result is an inefficient HVAC system, high utility bills, and difficulty keeping the home comfortable, no matter the thermostat setting. Click here to see common duct problems & solutions. Benefits of air duct sealing include:
- Improve Comfort. Sealing and insulating ducts can help with common comfort problems, such as rooms that are too hot in the summer or too cold in the winter.
- Enhance Indoor Air Quality. Fumes from household and garden chemicals, insulation particles, and dust can enter your duct system, aggravating asthma and allergy problems. Sealing ducts can help improve indoor air quality by reducing the risk of pollutants entering ducts and circulating through your home.
- Promote Safety. During normal operation, gas appliances such as water heaters, clothes dryers, and furnaces release combustion gases (like carbon monoxide) through their venting systems. Leaky ductwork in your heating and cooling system may cause “back drafting,” where these gases are drawn back into the living space, rather than expelled to the outdoors. Sealing leaks can reduce this risk.
- Save Money. Leaky ducts can reduce heating and cooling system efficiency by as much as 20%. Sealing and insulating ducts increases efficiency, lowers your energy bills, and can often pay for itself in energy savings. A well-designed and sealed duct system may allow you to downsize to a smaller, less costly heating and cooling system that will provide better dehumidification.
- Protect the Environment. When power plants burn fossil fuels to make electricity, they release greenhouse gases. By sealing ductwork and using less energy at home, you can help reduce these emissions.