Home Energy Audit

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The Whole-House Approach

Your home is made up of a number of parts that affect its overall efficiency and comfort, from weatherization of the building envelope (windows and walls) to the heating and cooling system to insulation, and more. So when one part has a problem, it can affect the ability of the other parts to function the way they are supposed to. This is why the home energy audit is designed to look at the whole house as a single system – also known as the “whole-house” approach. Otherwise, you may end up treating a symptom but overlook the true root of a problem.

Our BPI certified home energy auditors will conduct a series of tests and measurements using several diagnostic tools that help paint a clear picture of the home’s efficiency and identify where problems may exist. The audit will include a thorough walk-through of your home – both indoors and out. The technician may use an infrared camera to get a visual on temperature differences in different areas, conduct a blower door test to depressurize the house and assess air leakage levels through the building envelope, and test for leakage in the duct work of your heating and cooling systems. The energy auditors will also perform other function and safety tests on heating and cooling equipment, including checking carbon monoxide levels and combustion appliance back-draft testing.

Following the home energy audit, you will be provided a detailed report that provides you an objective evaluation of the home, and which will also include recommendations on repairs or upgrades by level of priority. Following any repairs or upgrades that are performed, a second home energy audit will be conducted to ensure that the repaired systems are performing at the desired levels.

About Synergy Companies

Synergy Companies was established in 1981 in the San Francisco Bay Area starting with home insulation, and expanding to energy efficiency and solar generation. Today Synergy Companies has offices in Hayward and San Leandro in the East Bay; Sacramento, Lodi, and Fresno in the Central Valley; and Riverside County and San Diego in Southern California. We now offer a host of home energy management products and services including home energy audits; attic, wall, and floor insulation; insulation removal; whole house fans and attic fans; heating and air conditioning services; air sealing and weatherization; and photovoltaic solar panel installations. Call today to learn more or schedule an appointment.

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