GREEN YOUR HOME WITH EVERGREEN
EverGreen Energy Savers specializes in helping homeowners improve the comfort, health and affordability of their home. With numerous tax credits, rebates and financial incentives available for energy audits and energy efficiency improvements, including $150 rebate for energy audits, and up to $1325 for energy upgrades available for DTE/MichCon utility customers, now is a great time to have a professional energy audit for your home.
A typical house is a complex system of mechanical and structural features that must work together to be an energy efficient home. But how do you know where to begin?
EverGreen Energy Savers are certified and experienced building science professionals who will help you know where to start. As an energy audit and performance contracting company, we take a WHOLE-HOUSE approach to help you solve building problems or make the most cost-effective energy efficiency improvements. Here is how…
A good energy audit will give you an honest and unbiased analysis of the areas of your home that need to be improved. A window replacement company is likely to recommend new windows. A furnace contractor will recommend a new furnace. An insulation contractor will recommend more insulation. An independent and objective audit from EverGreen however, will show you where you can get the best return on your home improvement investment.
Depending on the type of audit you select, an assessment of the energy performance of your home by EverGreen may include:
- a detailed occupant interview and utility bill analysis to identify specific concerns
- a top to bottom building envelope inspection of the thermal barrier in the attic, walls, basement and other locations
- blower door testing to locate and measure air leakage and measure natural ventilation or the “tightness” of your
- state of the art infrared imaging (always in combination with a blower door!) to see air leakage and areas of ineffective or absent insulation
- an inspection of heating and cooling equipment including testing for combustible gas leaks, carbon monoxide levels, and proper combustion appliance draft and venting
- Appliances and lighting inspection to identify opportunities for significant savings and improved performance
- Powerful energy modeling software with improvements analysis showing estimated energy savings and carbon reductions unique to your home
- An indoor air quality inspection identifying mold and other indoor environmental hazards or concerns
- A detailed and user friendly report with infrared images, narrative summary of findings and analysis of building performance problems and opportunities, with a prioritized list of cost-effective improvement recommendations.
EVERGREEN ENERGY AUDITS
We provide several types of residential energy audits:
- Blower door air leakage testing
- Comprehensive audit
- Comprehensive audit plus HERS rating
And as a Honeywell Authorized Weatherization Contractor and Performance Contracting company, we can provide all your efficiency upgrades under one roof.
Each EverGreen energy audit provides a clear and unbiased analysis with an action plan for cost saving energy upgrades.
Blower Door Air Leakage Testing
A blower door air leakage and ventilation test is a cost effective approach for finding the source of air leaks that cause uncomfortable drafts, high utility bills and other problems. This test also measures how well your house “breathes” or the natural ventilation rate of your home.
EverGreen Comprehensive Audit
This audit includes a blower door test and infrared thermal scanning, and a home energy survey including detailed report with infrared images displayed clearly within a digital photo, with building envelope improvement recommendations. This audit is perfect for home owners that want a “snap shot” of the homes performance with recommendations for improvements.
EverGreen HERS Rating plus Comprehensive Audit
This audit plus HERS rating includes a blower door test and infrared thermal scanning, and a HERS rating (detailed energy modeling with improvement analysis of building components, i.e. – walls, windows, ceilings, foundation, etc.) including detailed report with recommendations. This audit is a good choice for the homeowner that wants to see clearly which systems of the home are using the most energy, and how much upgrading each system will save in utility bills on an annual basis.