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Energy Audits - What are they?

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Real Estate Agent with The Danberry Co.- Toledo, Perrysburg, Sylvania, & NW OH OH#2005014123

With more and more people becoming concerned about our environment and the impact of our energy use on it (and on our wallets), there is a relatively new service being offered to consumers.  It is called an energy audit.  Basically, what an energy audit does is shows you how energy efficient your house is and what improvements can be made to make it more efficient.  This involves a team of professionals coming to your home and testing various aspects, such as air leakage and furnace efficiency.  They then compile all of the data that is collected and provide various options for making your home more energy efficient, environmentally friendly, and easier on your wallet. 

I am excited that my home will be having an energy audit next week as part of a story that NBC 24 is doing.  Professional from The Green Home Pros will be performing the audit.  When I have more information rearding the airing of that story, as well as what recommendations were made to me, I will certainly make sure to update this entry. 

Please let me know if there are any topics relating to energy and "green" homes that you would like to hear more about.  It is a topic that is going to be talked about a lot in the coming months and years.

Chad Boyers
The Danberry Co.- Toledo, Perrysburg, Sylvania, & NW OH - Toledo, OH

Well, the story aired on Channel 24 a couple of weeks ago, I wasn't notified of it until that afternoon, so no time to get the word out about it.  I will be receiving my recommendations this Friday, and will share them after that point.  I will try to get the story posted also so that you can view it. 

Dec 03, 2008 05:32 AM
Chad Boyers
The Danberry Co.- Toledo, Perrysburg, Sylvania, & NW OH - Toledo, OH

There were some delays in getting the report back to me, but I was very impressed with the detail of the report.  It showed pretty much everything about my house and it's systems, as well as thermal pictures of various areas of concern and recommendations.  My wife and I will be deciding in the next week which of these recommendations to pursue.  It will mostly involve additional insulation, weatherstripping, and proper sealing of ductwork.

Jan 28, 2009 06:50 AM