You may have heard a little bit about home project quotes, and how they can help you identify areas in your home where inefficiencies may be occurring that could be costing you a great deal of money. However, you probably want to know more before you commit to one. To that end, Global Efficient Energy would like to share some information so that you will be as well informed as possible.
What Are Home Project Quotes?
Home project quotes simply help you find out where you’re wasting energy and what you can do to rectify the problem. When you call a professional to perform yours, you’ll also find out any safety or health issues that may be in your home. According to the U.S. Department of Energy, you can save as much as 30 percent on your energy bill by making the upgrades suggested by your assessor.
How They Work
Home project quotes typically consist of two parts. The first one is an assessment of your home while the other is an analysis of the findings using computer software. Assessmentors use a lot of tools – some of them are quite basic, such as a ladder, pliers, screwdrivers, etc., while there are others you may not have thought of. Here are just a few of the more unique ones.
- Combustion analyzer – This samples the gases emitted by your vented combustion appliances and measures them for leaks, temperature and the possible presence of carbon monoxide.
- Manometer – This is a gauge that helps pinpoint air leaks and also tests exhaust devices to make sure they are operating properly.
- Soap bubbles – Not every tool used in a home project quote is high-tech. Soap bubbles can show any leaks in combustion appliances.
Another important component of most home project quotes is the blower door test. This test checks for air leaks by using a special fan that depressurizes your home, simulating the effects of a 2o mph wind. You can expect your assessor to perform the test before sealing your home and then once again afterward to test the effectiveness of his work.
There are several other aspects to home project quotes that aren’t covered here. If you would like to learn more or schedule an appointment to have one performed in your home, contact Global Efficient Energy online or call us at 1-888-826-7881.