Step 1: Complete an Energy Assessment
An Energy Advisor, trained to evaluate how your home uses energy, will conduct an Energy Assessment (audit) of your home.
This audit includes an inspection of the exterior surfaces and openings, thermostats, doors, attic, basement, crawl space, plumbing fixtures, ventilation, lighting, insulation, water heating and heating/cooling equipment.
The Energy Advisor will then provide you with results containing personalized energy saving recommendations for your home.
Step 2: Review the Audit Results and Find a Contractor to Perform Recommended Work
Your Energy Advisor will work with you to understand the results and recommendations and will provide assistance in identifying a contractor (Program Ally) to complete the work.
The Advisor will also use the report to help you understand which recommendations are the most important - including which will help you save the greatest amount of money and help you increase the comfort and safety of your home.
You may choose to move forward with some or all of the recommended home improvements. The Advisor will work with you to prioritize which recommendations to move forward with.
Note: You cannot choose to only install HVAC equipment (i.e. furnaces and air conditioners).
Step 3: Install Energy Efficiency Improvements
The final step is to work with your selected Program Ally to complete improvements to your home. This is your opportunity to finalize details of the work to be performed.
Questions you should ask may include:
- Which of the audit recommendations will be completed?
- Are there any recommendations that will not be completed?
- When will the work begin and how many days will the work take to complete?
- How many people will be working?
- Do I need to be at home while the work is being performed?
- How do I get in touch with the contractor if I have any additional questions?