A consultation consists of a meeting with the client and performance of a visual evaluation of the home to look for opportunities to make it more efficient, safer, and more durable. A report is not generated. It is recommended that the client tag along with a pad of paper and pencil. If the client decides to proceed with a full Energy Evaluation, the consultation fee is waived.
An Energy Evaluation measures air leakage, locates deficiencies of insulation, and identifies indoor air quality safety issues. Our Energy Evaluation is conducted in accordance with BPI standards. The end product of our evaluation is a comprehensive and unbiased report that documents our observations made during the evaluation process and presents recommendations for ways to increase the efficiency, safety, and durability of the building.
Whether you’re a homeowner who is looking for ways to reduce your fuel consumption or a contractor who needs the help of an independent efficiency professional on new construction or a renovation project, we are here to help. We can assist you with your residential, commercial, or multi-family project.
Once the recommended improvements have been completed, the homeowner is likely to realize a number of long-term benefits, such as:
- Reduced energy costs
- Improved safety of residents
- Increased personal comfort
- Improved indoor air quality
- Extended longevity of building and appliances
- Reduced carbon footprint
- Increased house value
How can I use this information?
Aside from giving you a prioritized plan of action for your building, an Energy Evaluation may be used for a number of different programs including:
PACE Loan — Energy Solutions for Maine is a participating Energy Advisor in the Efficiency Maine PACE loan program. Under the program, you may be able borrow up to $15,000, at a fixed rate of 4.99% for 15 years for energy efficiency upgrades that make your home more comfortable. Upgrade your heating system, weatherize your home, and make other improvements to cut your heating bills month after month.
Efficiency Maine Renewable Energy Programs — Efficiency Maine may require that an energy audit be performed in order to receive a rebate for installed renewable energy sources such as photovoltaics. For more information, visit the Efficiency Maine website.