In order to better answer your questions about ecoProach, our services, and energy assessments, we have created this FAQ for your reference. If you can’t find the answer you’re looking for, don’t hesitate to contact us.
We like to think of the home as similar to the human body, which also has many systems and subsystems. Every part of the body needs to work together to function at 100%, just like your home. To make sure you’re living in a home that is healthy, clean, and efficient, it is necessary to test the functionality of these systems.
As part of our assessment, we analyze the following systems: weatherization, heating, ventilation, and cooling systems, insulation, water heating system, windows, lighting, health and safety, and exterior considerations.
What’s our deliverable? We provide you with printable analytics that explain where your home can benefit from remediation work, and the projected savings based on the level of work you decide to have done.
ecoProach facilitates a full, comprehensive evaluation of systems that go beyond the typical energy-consuming systems of a home. These additional systems include combustion safety, back drafting, asbestos, structural issues, and etc.
In addition to our technical skills, our personal style and flexibility makes our energy specialists welcome in any home.
The benefits of having an ecoProach home efficiency assessment come from our quantifiable and measurable analytic readouts that speak to the inefficiencies of a home. Once remediation is completed we can verify the success of the remediation.
Other benefits include a healthy home, a comfortable environment, which enhances quality of life. Tremendous savings on energy bills, taking advantage of tax breaks.
4. What is the process of an ecoProach home health and energy assessment?
ecoProach has a very methodical approach to their home health and energy assessment which start with a :
Blower door test
Combined blower door test with thermal infrared imaging
Duct blower test
Exterior evaluation inspection
5. What does an ecoProach assessment cost?
Every home is different, so call us today to get a free quote. Toll Free: (877)720-7201
Your specialist will let you know what to expect and anticipate for their customized assessment. ecoProach energy specialists are very sensitive to the personal space, privacy, and belongings of a homeowner and great care is taken not to disturb the home. This would include wearing booties, laying down drop-cloths, and cleaning up upon completion/departure.
an ecoProach health and energy usually takes from 3-5 hours for an average home.
You get a detailed report that breaks the results of our assessment down into 10 categories, some of which will include: Pictures of health and safety issues, test results for combustion analysis, infrared thermal imaging results that identify areas of needed attention, full heating and air conditioning efficiency analysis, measurements regarding building shell integrity, and a recommended summary of proposed remediation. Included in the report is an estimate for remediation.
Your ecoProach energy specialist will review the results with you personally to answer any questions the you may have regarding the testing results and remediation actions.
Every house is hiding a dirty secret, a secret because you don’t know about it, dirty because it’s something that needs to be cleaned up. Let us help you take care of the problems with your home that you cannot see.
New windows can make a home more comfortable, efficient, and even help remediate noise. However, this is only one part of the house, and within the house there are many different systems that need to be looked at comprehensively.
You can make your home function better as a whole with an ecoProach assessment . The tests we do expose areas of beyond the visible that the average homeowner may not be aware of.
It’s always good to make sure you have adequate insulation , but there are many other aspects of a house that need to be examined that go beyond insulation, some of which are weatherization, heating and air conditioning, system integrity, health and safety, etc.
While the city code is slowly catching up to the higher green building standards, they only focus on the remodeled area of your home. There is never a requirement to bring the preexisting portion of the home up to a green standard.
Wasting hundreds and thousands of dollars on energy a year and exposing you and your family to health hazards itself. With that said, ecoProach will credit back the full cost of a home health and energy assessment towards the retrofit work.*
Once the retrofit work has been completed, there are multiple tax credits and incentives that are being given NOW to make any remediation more attractive to homeowners. There are no rebates for the assessment, but rebates come from doing the remediation work.
The same health and home energy assessment that ecoProach conducts can be applicable to some small business buildings. Call us to see if you qualify.
It is the energy assessment that will put people back to work and end the current economic challenges that Americans are going through. It’s a win-win situation. In addition to saving you money on energy bills
17. How does having an ecoProach home health and energy assessment help combat global warming?
By implementing the recommended retrofits as a result of an ecoProach assessment, you will reduce the amount of energy your home needs, therefore reducing your carbon footprint. We will show you places in your home where you can take advantage of such as solar panels
We can guarantee you will save money, but the extend of the savings depends on the home. We can make recommendations that will make some savings but that is dependent upon the age of the home, consumption habits of the occupants, and the quality of workmanship that was executed during the home’s construction. Beyond dollar savings, there is the comfort factor that is very difficult to put a dollar value to.
Sure, just contact us.
20. Who completes all of ecoProach’s recommended retrofitting?
Remediation and retrofit work is conducted by ecoProach’s parent company: CB&D, a licensed green building company and adheres to NARI Green standards.
*If the assessment fee is 10% or less of the cost of the remediation work.