Energy Efficiency Guide to SAVINGS

Home Inspector with HomeRun Homes Inspection, LLC HOI#0000818


1. A comprehensive energy audit starts the process into the right direction

2. Air Sealing

*fire rated spray foam

3. Insulation (types for maximum R-Value)

          *Fiberglass is old technology and proven to be inefficient insulator

            *Mineral Wool/Rock Wool (fire rated)

            *Borate treated cellulose (R-3.8 per inch) (loose/blown or dense pack “air tight”)

            *Spray Foam = open cell (R-3.4 per inch) closed cell (R-6.5 per inch)

            *Rigid Foam = PolyISO, XPS, EPS (

4. Heating & Cooling (fuel used)

          *Natural Gas, Propane and Heating Oil are the big three

5. Electricity (utility costs)

          *Rate increases on 1/1/15 (CL&P @ $0.03 & UI @ $0.05)

            *Integrating LED technology and phasing out incandescent & CFL

6. Alternative Energy/Resources (multiple fuels, wood, pellet, heat pump)

          * Carbon footprint

7. State programs for homeowners to qualify for upgrades.

* Federal & State Rebates

CT Loan Programs

8. Personal Interests & Goals

*monetary savings vs. comfort

            *is there an increased resale value?

9. Cost

          *upfront investment vs. long term savings

            *every home will be different so calculating real results isn’t 100%

            *equipment upgrades (ERV – energy recovery ventilator or HRV – heat recovery ventilator)

10. Track the results and revaluate if needed

          *calculate the savings throughout the entire energy usage spectrum


            *further invest in additional upgrades with the savings


Captain Wayne - Rowlett Real Estate School
Rowlett Real Estate School - Panama City, FL
Rowlett Real Estate School / Owner and Instructor

Very informative post, thank you for the chart and links. Merry Christmas!

Dec 10, 2014 12:49 AM