Energy Star Certified Home Energy Audits
With an Energy Star certified Wisconsin home energy efficiency audit from Open Hearth Home Inspection, you will save money on your heating and electric bills, make your home more comfortable to live in, AND become eligible for tax credits which offset the cost of your Wisconsin home energy analysis. An Energy Star certified home energy audit from Open Hearth Home Inspection is one of the best investments you can make in your Milwaukee home. The savings you experience on your heating and electric bills can cover the cost of making the necessary home energy efficiency improvements within the first year, depending on what energy savings opportunities exist. Energy Star tax credits frequently offset the entire cost of the home energy audit.
The sooner you get your Energy Star certified home energy efficiency audit, the more money you will save in the long run, as energy bill savings multiply year after year. Upgrading your Milwaukee home energy efficiency will also make your home more comfortable to live in by eliminating drafts, cold spots, and other sources of seasonal discomfort. Save money AND raise the value of your Wisconsin home by upgrading your home energy efficiency with a home energy audit from Open Hearth Home Inspection.
Following the recommendations in your Energy Star home efficiency report will usually save you between 20-50% on your current monthly heating and electric bills. The amount you save depends on your current level of home energy efficiency. If your home has any drafts or cold spots, condensation on windows, ice dams or large icicles on your roof, you could be saving significant money on your current energy bills.
How the Wisconsin home energy efficiency improvement process works:
1. When you order your Energy Star Wisconsin home energy analysis, Open Hearth Home Inspection will meet with you to discuss your current home energy bills, and any noticeable drafts, ice dams, or other signs of less than optimal home energy efficiency.
2. Open Hearth Home Inspection will run a battery of tests to identify gaps in home energy efficiency, as well as testing indoor air quality (IAQ), and furnace and water heater safety. Open Hearth Home Inspection uses a variety of advanced home energy efficiency inspection tools like infrared thermal imaging, moisture metering, and blower door/exhaust ventilation testing equipment.
3. Open Hearth Home Inspection will compile a report with all the improvements needed to make your Milwaukee home energy efficient and safe. Open Hearth will prioritize the improvements, so you know what could help you save the most money in the shortest amount of time. Open Hearth will also provide the names of reliable Milwaukee contractors who are able to perform the recommended home energy improvements. You have no obligation to make any of recommended changes. You can make whichever changes you choose, whenever you have the time/budget to make them, doing them yourself, or hiring a professional.
4. Once you have made the improvements, Open Hearth Home Inspection will return to your home to confirm they have been made properly, qualifying you for tax credits on the improvements you have made.
Your Energy Star certified Wisconsin home energy audit from Open Hearth Home Inspection will cost between $350-795, depending on the size of your home and how fare we have to travel. Once you have made you home energy efficiency improvements, you will be eligible for up to $1500 in tax credits. This is an investment in your Milwaukee home which could pay for itself in one or two years, and again, every year after that. Energy Star certified Wisconsin home energy efficiency audits from Open Hearth Home Inspection increase the value of your home, improve your quality of life, AND put money back in your pocket year after year. Call Open Hearth Home Inspection today to start saving money as soon as possible.