Inspections

Why Do I Need An Energy Audit & Weatherization?

Almost all existing homes are candidates for an audit. Is your home cold, drafty, or uncomfortable? Do you have high energy bills? Peeling paint? Excessive dust? Addressing these types of home problems can make your home more comfortable, and at the same time improve it’s energy efficiency – saving you money on utility bills and helping to protect the environment.

Home Energy Yardstick

If you have five minutes and your last 12 months of utility bills, you can use the ENERGY STAR Home Energy Yardstick at http://www.energystar.gov/ to compare your home’s energy efficiency to similar homes across the country. You can also get recommendations for energy-saving home improvements. You will need to enter some basic information about your home (such as zip code, age, square footage, and number of occupants). If you don’t have your bills, contact your utility companies for a 12-month summary.

Home Safety & Durabliity

The KMC Green Team doesn’t stop at energy. Our comprehensive total-house audis also inspect for general durability and home safety. We will look at steps/stairs, railing, exterior decks, combustion appliances, smoke alarms and carbon monoxide detectors to ensure the safety of your family in your home.

Durability is also a big part of being green and creating sustainability. KMC will look for signs of moisture problems – peeling paint, high moisture reading in your crawls space/floor system, etc. Solving these moisture problems early will prevent rot and expensive repair work down the road, saving you time and money.