Pro Energy Consultants’ methodology for conducting energy audits is backed by more than 16 years’ experience and more than 12,000 energy audits. The company’s mission is to provide customized, comprehensive and diagnostic energy audits designed to maximize the comfort and energy efficiency of homes and “light” commercial buildings while reducing energy costs. This mission not only sets the worldwide standard for energy audits, but also established Pro Energy as the world’s leading expert on the subject. In October 2008 Pro Energy began awarding franchises — making it the first national franchise in energy auditing. Being the ideal “green franchise” opportunity, it has quickly grown to many franchises nationwide. The company started in Cleveland, Ohio.
September 12, 2008
Energy Audit Description
A true, problem-solving energy audit is highly customized, comprehensive and diagnostic. The Pro Energy Consultants’ process begins with the energy auditor discussing the home’s (or light commercial office’s) issues with the owner. Next, an electronic blower door is installed in an exterior door. Once activated, the blower door pulls air out of the house. As air comes back into the house from elsewhere, the energy auditor uses an infrared camera to, in essence, take an “X-ray” of the building and identify all the hidden air leaks and failed or missing insulation — the real causes for excessive energy usage and major comfort complaints. A properly trained, professional energy auditor using high-tech equipment is the most effective way to pinpoint the reasons for and solve the top three building performance problems, namely: 1) comfort issues (such as rooms difficult to heat or cool), 2) excessive energy usage issues (i.e., high energy bills), and 3) poor indoor air quality issues (such as excessive humidity or rooms always dusty). A detailed report with prioritized recommendations for maximizing the energy efficiency and comfort of the home or office is delivered to the owner within days of the energy audit.