An In-Home Energy Assessment is the easy, convenient and free way to measure your home’s energy efficiency – lowering your energy bills and saving you money.
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If you’re interested in lowering your monthly energy bill or reducing your energy consumption, an in-home energy assessment is right for you. This free assessment by a qualified energy advisor can pinpoint areas of your home that are wasting energy and raising your bill.
In-home energy assessments are free to Tipmont REMC members. assessments only take 60-90 minutes and can save you up to 30% on your monthly energy bill.
- Schedule an Appointment: Call us at (800) 726-3953 and we’ll help you schedule a convenient time for an energy advisor to visit your home.
- Preparation: Second, to save you time during the entire process, we recommend you create clear and easy to maneuver pathways to your windows, basement, water heater, furnace, A/C unit and circuit breaker. Ashes in fireplaces and woodstoves should also be cleaned out.
- Equipment Setup: After arriving and briefly explaining the process, the advisor will bring the energy assessing equipment into your home and set it up. We encourage you to ask as many questions as you like.
- Energy Efficiency Tour: After all equipment is in place, the advisor will lead you on an energy efficiency tour of your home; and point out areas that need improvement. This assessment includes finding air leaks, evaluating insulation levels and reviewing your electric appliances.
- Questions and Answers: After the assessment is complete and the equipment is packed up, the advisor will answer any and all questions you may have.
- Report: In the days following the assessment, you can expect to receive a report detailing your assessment and how you can improve your home’s energy efficiency.
The In-Home Energy Assessment Process
An in-home energy assessment is perfect for a homeowner interested in reducing their monthly energy bills or improving their home’s energy efficiency. An energy efficient home can help lend to decreasing the environmental impact created by the production and consumption of electricity.
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Frequently Asked Questions
- What do I get in return?
- An energy efficient home not only saves the homeowner money, but by using less energy it can help lend to decreasing the environmental impact created by the production and consumption of electricity. Additionally, homeowners will receive a free energy efficiency kit, a detailed report of their energy usage, and can save anywhere from 5-30% on monthly energy bills.
[Source: U.S. Department of Energy]
- Why would I want an In-Home Energy assessment?
- An in-home energy assessment is perfect for any homeowner interested in reducing their monthly energy bill or improving their home’s energy efficiency.
- I rent, can I have an assessment done?
- Consult your landlord or property manager before scheduling an energy assessment.
- How much will an assessment save me?
- According to the U.S. Department of Energy you could save between 5-30% on monthly electric bills.
- How long will it take?
- 60-90 minutes depending on the size of your home, the accessibility of select areas and appliances and the number of questions you have.
- Is there anything I can do myself?
- Educating yourself about energy efficient techniques and practices is the best way to lower your bill and save more money. For example, by simply turning off appliances when not needed, such as televisions, light bulbs and computers, you can consume less energy and save more money. See our “Top 10 Ways to Save Energy” for more information.
- Why does Tipmont REMC offer this?
- Tipmont REMC is a member-owned energy co-op, not an investor-owned utility. We exist only to serve our members and bring them reliable and affordable power. We’re always looking for ways to save our members money and one of the best ways to do that is understanding your home's energy efficiency.
- How do I get one?
- Call us today at (800) 726-3953 to schedule an appointment at a convenient time.
- Is there anything I can do to prepare?
- To save time during the entire process, we recommend you create clear and easy to maneuver pathways to your kitchen, windows, basement, water heater, furnace, A/C unit and circuit breaker. The easier it is for our advisors to reach your cracks, windows, appliances and more, the faster and more precise the assessment will be.
- What's in the Energy Efficiency Kit?
- LED light bulbs
- LED nightlight
- A furnace air filter whistle
- Energy efficient power strip
- Outlet seals/insulators
A blower door is a machine used to measure the airtightness of buildings. It can also be used to measure airflow between building zones, to test ductwork airtightness and to help physically locate air leakage sites in the building envelope. Fires in woodstoves and/or fireplaces must be fully extinguished and ashes must be removed prior to performing a blower door test.G-1000 Pressure Gauge Manometer aka The TEC DG-1000, is a multi-functional differential pressure and flow gauge with brand new features that include built-in Wi-Fi and a responsive touch screen.The Exhaust Fan Flow Meter verifies airflow through residential bath fans and other ventilation exhaust devices. The Exhaust Fan Flow Meter attaches to the DG-700.A Flow Hood is a multipurpose electronic air balancing instrument primarily used for efficiently taking direct air volume readings at diffusers and grilles.An Infrared Camera can take thermal images inside or outside of a home. Thermal imaging only displays surface temperature of solid objects. The camera detects the temperature based upon wavelength of the light emitted by the object. IR does not see through walls, but only displays the slight difference in surface temperature of the wall.An An Air Current Tester is a tool used to identify drafts and air leaks. .A Duct Leakage Tester is a diagnostic tool designed to measure the airtightness of forced air heating, ventilating and air-conditioning (HVAC) ductwork. .A Home Energy Monitor connects directly to your electricity panel and uses a phone app to tell you what devices and appliances are drawing power and when. .A Hygro thermometer is an instrument that combines a hygrometer and a thermometer. The hygrometer portion of the instrument is used to measure the moisture content of the air to determine its relative humidity. .Pressure Pans are used in conjunction with a blower door to measure duct leakage in that particular duct run. .