Home Energy Assessment

Are you struggling to keep your home comfortable throughout the year? Maybe you have drafty rooms and deal with ice dams all winter or can’t keep cool throughout the summer. Well, at Wise Home Energy we can help you solve these problems and more with our comprehensive services. However, to best understand what will have the most impact on your home’s performance, we start with a Wise Home Assessment.

With an in-depth analysis of your home, our team can uncover issues that could be increasing your energy bills or causing several home comfort and health problems, including:

  • Insufficient insulation
  • Air leaks
  • Poor indoor air quality
  • Inefficient HVAC systems
  • And more!

What is Home Performance?

Home performance is a whole-home approach to looking at comfort, energy efficiency, and energy costs. By analyzing all the interacting systems within your home (HVAC, heat pump, occupants, appliances, climate, etc.) our team is able to make home upgrades that benefit all of your home’s systems and help you achieve real efficiency and comfort.

Shrinking your carbon footprint and creating a comfortable home environment can be a challenge, especially if you don’t know where to start. It’s one of the biggest headaches for those who live in older homes, who are often plagued with issues that can make relaxing next to impossible. While many homeowners don’t know why they’re uncomfortable, it’s often possible to find the source of the problem with an energy assessment.

Wise Home Assessments: An Energy Audit & So Much More

During our home assessments, we test your home’s performance as a whole, focusing on the 4 pillars of Home Performance—Comfort, Health & Safety, Durability, and Energy Efficiency. After an initial interview where we listen to your concerns and issues, we’ll set up high-tech equipment, like infrared cameras and blower doors, to put your home to the test.

With decades of building science knowledge and comprehensive diagnostic test results, we’ll model your home and provide you with a detailed report and targeted solutions to improve your home’s performance.

What Happens After a Home Assessment?

Within your home assessment report, you’ll find recommendations from our team on what services will improve your home’s performance. A few common recommendations we make throughout the Greater Rochester area include:

  • Attic Insulation – Your attic is often overlooked, but it can contribute to significant energy loss. Upgrading your attic insulation can improve your home’s energy efficiency and prevent problems like ice dams.
  • Air Sealing – Where insulation helps prevent the heat transfer in and out of your home, air sealing prevents unwanted airflow—which is why the two services work at peak efficiency when combined. Air sealing also provides other benefits to your home, like fewer indoor drafts.
  • HVAC Upgrades – If you’re having issues with heating and cooling, and your HVAC system is more than 10 years old, replacing it is usually the best option. Our team always uses building science to right-size HVAC equipment, so you can stay comfortable and save money on your energy bills.

Wise Home Energy has performed more than 3,000 home energy assessments. You can trust that we’ll only make recommendations that we firmly believe in—not try to sell you unnecessary services. We will also help you with incentives and rebates like the Inflation Reduction Act to help make upgrading your home more affordable. Take the guesswork out of your next home project and enjoy the benefits of a more comfortable, energy efficient home.

 

Don’t just settle for a basic energy assessment, make the Wise choice.

Call 585-595-2929 or contact us online.

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Wise tip!

To get the most out of your Wise Home Assessment, make a list of all your pain points.