Improve Your Home with an Energy Audit in Denver, CO
NetZero Insulation Performs Xcel Energy Audits
With today’s advanced technology, more energy-efficient products and materials, and higher standards for energy consumption, a home energy audit is the surest way to learn how your home stands up to newer building codes and practices. NetZero Insulation offers home energy audits in Denver, CO, and the surrounding areas that test older homes in key performance areas. By looking at energy consumption, the number of occupants in the household, and the age and efficiency of appliances in the house, we can analyze the data and share ways to make improvements that will cut down on energy usage. We are an Xcel Home Performance Registered Contractor experienced in all aspects of home energy improvement. Contact us to schedule a home energy audit and learn how to make significant improvements to your home’s utilities that will benefit you and the environment.
Benefits of Conducting a Home Energy Assessment
Like any audit or inspection, the purpose of a home energy audit is to uncover and shed light on performance. We point out opportunities to save money, improve efficiency, and contribute to a healthier environment that the average homeowner may not be aware of. We take a deep dive into your home in many areas, including measuring for air leaks and heat loss through walls to looking at the light bulbs you use and your appliance performance. Benefits include:
- Learning ways you can increase efficiency in your home
- Increasing the comfort of your house
- Reducing waste and helping protect the environment
- Determining what should be done immediately and what can be done later
The Types of Energy Audit Tests We Perform
A complete home energy audit usually takes between 2 and 4 hours, depending on the size, layout, and complexity of your home. The equipment we use is approved by Xcel Energy and the Denver Energy Challenge and is designed specifically to measure energy consumption and performance in residential settings. We perform a comprehensive audit of your home’s energy usage, including:
- Indoor Air Quality Testing – This test can detect combustible gases and carbon monoxide (CO) in your home. Even very low levels of CO can cause serious health issues if it’s in the air you breathe.
- Blower Door Test – Testing the airtightness of a home is a beneficial way to learn how much-unrestricted air moves throughout the house. Air can make its way through unsealed cracks and crevices in the structure and cause heat loss.
- Combustion Appliance Zone (CAZ) Testing – We use this to test all combustible appliances for their CO output, proper combustion, and adequate venting.