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Home Energy Audit Pricing

There are two types of Home Energy Audits.  The first type of audit is known by various names, such as Comprehensive, Diagnostic or Full Service, Home Energy Audit.  The second type also has various monikers, such as Clipboard, Walk Through, Home Energy Survey.

The difference is the amount of time spent, the diagnostics used during the audit, and the type of report provided. A description of the various components of a Home Energy Audit isavailable

A typical Diagnostic Home Energy Audit, will take 3 – 6 hours for a single family home.  It will include a Blower Door Test, a detailed Infrared Scan, and other tests as determined during the field work. The duct work will be inspected. Pressure Testing of the Duct Work is an additional diagnostic test that is warranted in some cases.

The report will run from 6 – 20+ pages plus the Infrared Image Reporting. It includes a detailed description of the work to address items noted. A computer model of the Energy Usage in the home is included. This Report includes a HERS Report which is required for many programs including an FHA Energy Efficiency Mortgage. The report for a Diagnostic Home Energy Audit is personally reviewed with the home owner.

A typical Home Energy Survey involves one to two hours of field work. No diagnostic testing is used. The Infrared Scan may assist the Auditor in some areas.

The report will run three – ten pages. It will not include any Infrared Reporting.  The report will provide a estimate of the energy usage in the home and suggested work to improve the performance of the home. It will include the necessary certification by the HERS Rater to qualify for a Veteran’s Administration Energy Efficient Mortgage. The report of a Home Energy Survey is delivered by email or USPS.

Home Energy Audit Pricing

Pricing as of April, 2015

Diagnostic Home Energy Audit:                              $425.00

Home Energy Survey:                                                $225.00

Mileage Rates are included for nearby areas. Areas farther out, have a mileage charge. The need for and the actual cost of the mileage charge is determined prior to scheduling the audit.

The idea of wind electromobile making

The following idea consists in use of the hands to collect wind generator and its installation on the car – as the additional power supply. Or if you have an electromobile, necessity for the compelled stop for additional charge of accumulators disappears. To be recharged it is possible and on the move – from established miniwind power installation.

At movement of a vehicle, the speed of a wind is always enough for work small self-made miniwind power installation which can be marked on a roof – under fastenings or on a luggage carrier on a roof, strongly having fixed the unit. Who has a lot of place under a cowl – it is also possible to squeeze miniwind power installation there.


To gather data on electrogenerators you can read some books of electrical engineers. Main principles of work of electric generators of constant and variable currents, electric motors, resistance, and condensers are stated. All is explained on examples with illustrations, explaining all the problems and control questions.
At use of low-power miniwind power installation it’s possible to direct the received pressure, for example, on additional charge of the accumulator of your car if the generator knocks. Naturally, it is necessary will take care of safety, passing a current through rectifiers, stabilizers, and possibly, inverters.
The idea of wind electromobile making
Wind power using in the given direction – is very perspective for a transport feeding, as we receive stable speed of a wind stream which depends only on speed of movement of a vehicle.
It is not obligatory to buy expensive electromobiles, it is possible to make it by ourselves  – bringing the general contribution to this creative process.