What to Expect from a Home Energy Audit
Specially trained and certified technicians will assess your home from top to bottom. The technician will take inventory, report on the current conditions in your home and will test for:
- Health and safety check (carbon monoxide levels, moisture, and indoor air quality problems)
- Overall comfort level (cold/hot spots, indoor air quality stuffiness/stale odors)
- Air sealing opportunities
- Insulation levels
- Heating system efficiency
- Cooling system/central air conditioning efficiency, if applicable
- Domestic hot water system efficiency
Watch this video for an indication of what you can expect from your home energy audit.
Certified technicians use a number of diagnostic tools during your Home Assessment including the Carbon Monoxide (CO) Analyzer, which is an important health and safety tool. Your contractor will identify any potential health and safety issues during the initial audit (assessment). Any issues that arise will need to be addressed before any energy efficiency improvements can be made through the program.
After the home energy audit, you will receive a report listing recommended measures, along with financial incentives available to help you pay for the recommended improvement work. The eligible energy efficiency upgrades must meet specific efficiency requirements.
To schedule your home assessment, contact one of our accredited contractors. Please allow up to three hours for your energy audit to be performed. Should you have any questions please call 866-NJSMART.
Federal Tax Credits may be available for energy efficient home improvements.
*Participating contractors in the New Jersey Home Performance with ENERGY STAR program are independent home improvement contractors who have been accredited and certified by the Building Performance Institute. The contractors who participate in the program warrant their own work and may charge different fees for services they provide, including the home assessment if additional testing is included. It is generally accepted practice to contact several contractors before selecting one. Neither the NJ Board of Public Utilities, New Jersey’s Clean Energy Program nor its contractors, warrant the products or services of participating contractors.
Program details and incentives are subject to change without notice. Commitments are not to exceed budget.