Your First Step Towards an Energy-Efficient House
Is a Home Energy Assessment for You?
If you answer “yes” to any of these questions, you should have your home evaluated by a Next Step Living® energy advisor:
- Do you want to make your home more comfortable?
- Do you want to lower your utility costs?
- Do you want to make your home more environmentally friendly?
What You Should Know About a Home Energy Assessment.
A home energy assessment gives you a thorough overview of how you could make your home cooler in the summer and warmer in the winter while shrinking your monthly utility bill and your carbon footprint.
An assessment takes just a few hours of your time and leaves you with an action plan of recommended next steps that could lead to years of benefits. Some recommendations you can even implement on the spot, at the end of your visit.
Assessments include, for example, a combustion safety test. That’s done to make sure that all combustion appliances like your furnace, boiler and water heater are operating safely and there’s no buildup of excessive carbon monoxide while they’re being used.
Depending on where you live, an assessment may cost you nothing. (Please provide your ZIP code in the Get Started button to the right for more detailed information.)
You don’t have to wait to get started. You can schedule an assessment now.
A Home Energy Assessment and the Next Step Living Difference.
All Next Step Living energy advisors complete five weeks of training that includes classes in building science and coursework for Building Performance Institute certification.
Many advisors are LEED-certified or former architects. All undergo background checks.
Next Step Living is a utility-approved contractor.
The Impact of a Home Energy Assessment.
Completing a home energy assessment makes you eligible for various rebates and incentives offered by your utility company for a range of energy-efficiency improvements – from air sealing and insulation to ductless mini split systems and even solar installations. (Please provide your ZIP code in the Get Started button to the right for more detailed information.)
Also, depending on which on-the-spot recommendations you follow, you could start saving 5 percent to 15 percent on your heating and cooling bill right away.