- Home Performance Audit
- Insulation For Existing Homes
- Indoor Air Quality
- Air Sealing
- New Construction & Remodeling
A home performance audit, also known as a home energy audit, sounds technical and a little intimidating, but it's really just about understanding how your home works. The team at Wisconsin Home Improvement has the expertise and experience to show you the particular strengths and weaknesses of your home’s performance. Once we've completed this home energy efficiency assessment, we can recommend solutions to improve your home's performance—and by performance, we mean comfort as well as efficiency, safety, and energy savings.
You're probably aware of some problems in your home that you experience during day-to-day living:
A Wisconsin Home Improvement home performance audit uses many industry-standard tools to identify the causes behind these problems and many others. Once your home energy audit is completed, we can identify the best solutions to these problems.
This energy analysis is a comprehensive series of tests that inspects and measures your home's efficiency from top to bottom. In most cases, a typical Wisconsin home performance energy analysis can be completed in just 90 minutes. We always allow extra time in the appointment to answer your questions about what the results show and what steps are needed to correct the problems.
Our home performance team is Building Performance Institute (BPI) certified, so we can provide the most complete and accurate assessment of your home.
There are several elements that are included in the home performance audit conducted by our Wisconsin Home Improvement experts. They include:
Infrared thermal imaging and diagnostics to identify thermal gaps in your home's perimeter
Blower door draft testing to use air pressure readings to determine air leakage
Combustion safety testing to test furnaces, water heaters and gas stovetops for proper and safe venting of gases formed from burning
A attic, basement and exterior assessment to visually confirm where under-insulated areas are located as well as identify moisture and mold issues.
So why would you go through all the trouble to have your home analyzed? Even though their homes feel comfortable throughout the year, many of our customers are amazed and surprised by just how much wasted energy and money we identify once we've completed the efficiency report. It is the best way to unearth the home improvements that will have the greatest impact on your energy bills and daily home life.
Improving your insulation and other steps are considered some of the most cost-effective ways to improve home performance. In fact, many homeowners save as much as 20% in energy bills upon completing remedies indicated by a home performance audit, making the cost of a home energy audit more than worth it!
In addition, by solving some of the problems caused by poor insulation, leaky walls, and ice dams, your home's HVAC system will gain a longer life expectancy because it will work less hard to keep you comfortable.