A Master Remodelers home energy audit is an excellent way to launch your Pittsburgh "green" home remodeling project to improve your home’s energy performance during the process. Or simply think of it as the first step toward your Do-It-Yourself strategy for increasing your comfort, lowering your energy bills, fixing moisture problems, and improving your home’s market value.
We offer different kinds of home energy audit approaches, ranging from simple, but insightful, to scientific and thought-provoking. They’re all focused on improving your home’s energy efficiency and on viewing your whole house as an integrated system.
Our trained home energy auditor walks through your Pittsburgh home conducting a visual inspection and making notes and photographs as to where obvious energy leaks or waste are occurring. Many are common to most homes and you get a basic improvement strategy.
This Master Remodelers in-depth scientific approach uses Blower Door Equipment, an Ambient Air Analyzer and an Infrared Camera. First, with all windows and doors closed, a fan pulls air into your home through leaks and we measure the air-flow with instruments to calculate an overall efficiency score for your home.
Second, to clearly picture where your invisible leaks are, our home energy auditor uses an infrared camera that displays temperature differences in color in your walls, ceilings, floors and more.
Third, we check all of your home’s combustible appliances and equipment for proper operation and ventilation. Again, you will receive an analysis and improvement strategy with scientific evidence to pinpoint often invisible problems.
Building on either of the above home energy audit strategies, a Computer Analysis can tell you more. Feeding specific dimensions and features of your Pittsburgh home and your current energy use into a computer, our auditor is able to demonstrate how much specific improvements will improve efficiency and then analyze the payback period in energy savings. This test also qualifies you for low interest loans. Other available Master Remodelers tests and evaluations include:
- HVAC Efficiency
- Ductwork Flow
- Condensation and Moisture
- Building Envelop and Thermal Boundary
We can customize a home energy audit strategy for your needs. Each Master Remodelers report provides clear recommendations for improving the performance and comfort of your Pittsburgh home. All audits are performed by our trained and certified technicians.
Below: our infrared cameras see home energy problems your eyes can't.