Energy Assessments

Expert Energy-Saving Advice and Help

Getting a handle on your home's energy use is an important first step toward saving energy and money. Knowing where your energy is used also shows where you have opportunities to save.

An energy assessment does all this. Often called a “home energy checkup” or audit, it can:

  • Pinpoint where your house is losing energy
  • Determine if your heating and cooling systems are operating efficiently
  • Show you ways to save energy and make your home more comfortable
  • Identify improvements that will save you the most money

Energy Assessments should be performed by professional home energy auditors. With their specialized training and equipment, they can measure the extent of air leaks and pin-point those hard to find. They may also conduct important safety tests on your furnace and water heater.

Their findings are provided in a report that lists recommended energy-saving improvements and information about rebates and financing that can help offset the cost of improvements.

Our Home Energy Assessments Go One More Step

Not only do we find ways to save, but we help you get the work done. Our Home Energy Solutions® programs do some of the work the actual day of the visit. These on-the-spot services jump start your savings. Looking to have someone get it all done for you? Check out Home Performance with ENERGY STAR® – you’ll get a general contracting service to handle your energy saving improvements. All offer rebates and flexible payment options specific to your home. Easy!

WHICH IS RIGHT FOR YOU?

Home Energy Solutions
Core Services

Home Energy Solutions
Income-Eligible

Home Performance with ENERGY STAR®

Perfect for homeowners who want instant savings.

Great for people
on a budget.

Ideal for homeowners who want to “just get it done.”

In-home energy check-up

Yes

Yes

Yes

Furnace and water heater safety check

Yes

Yes

Yes

On-the-spot services: air sealing, energy-saving lighting, and water-saving products.

Yes

Yes

No

Rebates for major energy saving work.

Yes

Qualifying upgrades installed for FREE or paid partially by your utility.

Yes

General Contractor for major energy saving work.

No.
You hire contractors to do the major work.

Yes
Qualifying upgrades are installed by the contractor.

Yes
Custom proposal from contractor to do the work. You pick what you want done.

Inspection of major energy savings work

YES

Yes

Yes

On-bill financing for major energy saving work.

Yes

No

Yes

Cost.

$75 (electric or gas heat) $99 (oil heat)

FREE for income eligible

Varies.
Contractor provides quote prior to any work

 

For information on common recommendations surfaced during a home energy assessment please see our Frequently Asked Questions page.

PROGRAMS WE OFFER

Home Energy Solutions-Core Services

No matter how you heat your home, there’s an easy way to lower your energy bill that’s good for the environment – and can even make your home more comfortable. Home Energy Solutions offers on-the-spot services to homeowners and renters for immediate savings. We also empower you with ...

HES - Income Eligible

Use less energy and save money with no-cost energy upgrades. If you meet income requirements, you can qualify for valuable home weatherization services, whether you rent or own your home. Sign up now to enjoy greater year-round comfort and lower energy costs. Sign up fast track

Home Energy Solutions – Home Performance with ENERGY STAR®

Maximize comfort while minimizing energy costs with help from a qualified Home Performance with ENERGY STAR contractor. You’ll receive recommendations for energy-saving improvements customized for your home and have access to rebates and low-interest financing to make the upgrades that are right ...