We receive calls every day asking us to come out and do an estimate on insulation or a duct seal, and when you tell them it's not possible, you'll often hear something like; "come on, give me a price range.." Labor is the most expensive piece of doing any type of retrofit work, especially when you are talking about work in the attic. So there are too many factors to accurately assess the issues that are causing the symptoms being described. For example, hot rooms can be caused by any number of issues or a combination of all of them. With rebates available for both the testing, and the repairs, upward of a thousand dollars toward this work, it only makes sense to invest $99 to save literally thousands of dollars later! Without the energy audit, you can't claim the incentives to help pay for them.
If you plan on making home improvements, you need to start off by diagnosing your home's true energy efficiency quotient. Anything from leaky ductwork to gaps in insulation could be costing you money and forcing you to sacrifice your comfort level at home. An Energy Audit by an Eco Rehab professional can diagnose your home's weaknesses and allow you to focus your efforts on fixing them.
Certified energy efficiency specialists will arrive at your home and complete the $99 Energy Audit at your convenience. This checkup involves a 20-point assessment of your HVAC system, a duct test, a blower door test and an insulation inspection, among other items.
In addition, you will find the technician ready to change 10 light bulbs to fluorescent models and install a low-flow showerhead. One the results of the test are examined, the technician can recommend the direction for you to take.
With the information from your Energy Audit in hand, you can decide which direction to take with your home improvement plan. You should discuss with your contractor the options regarding qualified repairs under the Arizona Home Performance Program. Depending on which utility company provides energy for your home, you can receive rebates for sealing ductwork (highly recommended), closing air leaks, installing shade screens and upgrading your insulation.
With Eco Rehab being a qualified APS, and SRP contractor, we can, and will process all of those rebates for you, at no cost to you!
Of course, the best part is the feeling you'll have when walking around your home and feeling the highest level of comfort. When you get your energy bills, you can be sure you are actually using the power you pay for.
In terms of home improvement projects, few can deliver as much peace of mind as the Energy Audit by the Eco Rehab team. For the low price of $99, light bulbs and showerheads get changed and the potential to use rebates to your advantage is confirmed. Once you are sure what is wrong with your home energy performance, you will know the money spent fixing the problem will be spent wisely.
Amateur assessments are never comprehensive and cannot qualify you for rebates. Contact an Eco Rehab energy efficiency expert to be sure you can access the rebates for improvements under the Home Performance Program as well as the tax incentives you can claim the following year. How much will the overall rebate amount to after taxes? It depends on the utility company from which you receive power, but it could amount to as much as 50% of the total cost of your home improvement project.
You can try to plug holes here and there around the house, but you really are simply wasting time until you have an Energy Audit performed. Contact Eco Rehab today to schedule an appointment at (480) 428-8050