Home Performance with ENERGY STAR® Program
How the Energy Alliance Helps Homeowners:
Facilitating Whole Home Energy Assessments
The first step to lowering your energy consumption and making your home more comfortable is a comprehensive home energy assessment, also known as an energy audit. Our home energy assessment is a 3-5 hour comprehensive look at your home’s air leaks, mechanical equipment performance and safety, insulation levels, and air quality.
Through a partnership with our participating contractors, we provide comprehensive whole home energy assessments to homeowners in our service area, regardless of income. We believe the best way to reduce your energy bill is to first understand your home's energy performance with our Home Performance with ENERGY STAR® program.
Finding Qualified Home Performance Contractors
Unsure where to find a qualified energy professional? The Energy Alliance provides you with a list of professionally certified and insured home energy contractors through our Home Performance Program with ENERGY STAR®. All of our home performance professionals are certified by the Building Performance Institute, a leading nonprofit organization that provides standards for energy efficiency professionals. Using the "house as a system" approach, our home performance contractors assess energy saving opportunities as well as your home's comfort, health, and safety.
Creating a Roadmap for Your Energy Savings
After your home energy assessment, your home performance professional will provide you with a report detailing what measures can be taken to reduce your utility bills, the cost of each improvement, and the return on home investment (through energy savings) for each measure.
Typical recommended measures can include adding or replacing insulation, sealing air drafts, and upgrading to high efficiency furnaces. Your energy assessment report provides a roadmap for energy savings, starting with those measures that have the highest impact per dollar.
Providing Financing Options
The Energy Alliance provides low-interest loans to help you get started with your home energy improvements. In addition, the Energy Alliance connects you to other available federal, state, and utility incentives. By working with the Energy Alliance to invest in home energy improvements today, you can start saving on your utility bills for years to come.
Ensuring the Quality of Your Home Energy Improvement
We routinely perform quality assurance testing on all of our participating home performance contractors to ensure the highest quality of work. Not satisfied with your home performance professional? You can turn to us to ensure the problem is resolved by contacting our Energy Advisor.
It all starts with an assessment. Click request a home energy assessment below to learn how your home can be more energy efficient.