Existing Home Energy Audit

An existing home energy audit will show which energy efficiency improvements would reduce energy cost and make a home more comfortable.

Walk thru audit

This includes walk thru of the property with the homeowner present.  Review of energy bills, overall construction of the envelope and the heating and air conditioning equipment.   Typically last about one hour. Verbal recommendations of what the home owner can do to lower utility bills and improve the overall comfort.

How Home Energy Tune-uP® Can Help Homeowners and Home Buyers

  • Save an average of 25% on your energy bill ($450/year);
  • Find out which improvements to make – the Tune-uP report will estimate the savings and costs of each potential upgrade;
  • Increase the comfort of your home – no drafts, better temperature control;
  • Increase the value of your home – each dollar spent on Tune-uP-recommended improvements will increase the future sales value by more than a dollar.

The Four Easy Steps Of Home Energy Tune-uP®

Step 1 Inspection A certified energy inspector examines and measures the home to find all the opportunities for saving energy.

Step 2 Detailed analysis Specialized software produces a report which shows savings and costs for energy efficiency improvements and provides tips on ways to save more energy and reduce energy bills.

 Step 3 Implementation The report provides access to a database of contractors, a direct line to an energy expert, and access to other energy products and services.

Step 4 Financing The report lists the improvements that, when financed, will save more than they cost. It includes information on the Streamlined (k) Limited Repair Program by which homebuyers and homeowners can finance up to an additional $35,000 into their mortgage for energy-efficiency improvements identified by their home inspector.

More About Tune-uP

Energy Issues and You

With ever-rising energy prices, home owners are trying to find ways to make their homes more energy efficient. Some options might include:

  • Having an energy audit of their home to pinpoint energy dollars that could be saved
  • Installing energy efficient appliances  
  • Upgrading to energy efficient windows or installing window treatments
  • Adding solar energy technology to their homes
  • Lowering/raising thermostat temperatures to use less energy
  • Installing more energy efficient heating or cooling systems
  • Switching to alternative fuel sources or green power sources
  • Finding help from their utilities to pay their bills

A Home Energy Tune-uP® or a HERS Rating?

Rating the energy efficiency of homes has been used primarily by home builders who want to market their new homes as being energy efficient. This rating system has not been readily adopted by owners of existing homes and their REALTORS® because older homes are less energy efficient than new ones, and therefore get lower grades.

The majority of older homes would score somewhere between 40 and 70, depending on their age, whereas a home built today should score at least 80. If the home scores 86 or higher, it is considered an Energy Star rated home.

Tune-uP, developed by CMC Energy Services, was designed specifically for owners of older homes who want to upgrade the energy efficiency of their homes, rather than grade them.

With a more detailed Report, quick access to low-cost financing, a low price tag, and more inspectors to do the energy audits, Tune-uP is an excellent choice for owners or buyers of older homes, whereas rating remains the choice for builders of new homes. 

The Home Energy Tune-uP® Report

Your key to a more comfortable home with lower energy bills

  • An Inventory of all energy using systems and appliances, including condition and replacement dates.
  • Cost effective recommended upgrades.  
  • Estimated cost of installation for each recommendation.
  • Identifying the group of recommendations whose energy savings exceed the cost when financed.
  • Financing options.
  • An explanation of each recommendation.
  • A discussion of low-cost or no cost improvements.

CMC’s new residential energy audit program, Home Energy Tune-uP®, brings today’s energy technology to yesteryear’s homes, paid for by tomorrow’s energy savings.  The program was designed to help homeowners and homebuyers improve the energy efficiency of their homes.

The comprehensive Tune-uP report identifies energy-efficiency upgrades, estimates their costs and savings, and shows the group of improvements that everyone can afford because the energy savings exceed the costs.  CMC has trained more than 1,000 energy inspectors nationwide.

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