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Energy Audits

Complete Home Evaluation Services offers the most comprehensive and unbiased independent energy audits for multi-family, commercial, municipal and residential buildings in the state of Maine.

DeWitt Kimball of Complete Home Evaluation Services is among New England's premier building science experts. His independent, third-party positioning and peerless expertise, combined with the most advanced diagnostic equipment available, set his energy audit services above the competition. The energy assessment reports he generates for clients are thorough and informative, giving an accurate picture of issues within the home and an honest, unbiased set of suggested energy efficiency improvements.

The Independent Energy Audit Difference

CHES energy evaluations are “conflict free” and independent, meaning the auditor is not attempting to sell products or services that are not be necessary in a particular home. This is not a sales pitch audit! Here are some of the key differences you’ll find with DeWitt’s energy audits:

Service Provided

Sales Pitch Audit

Complete Home Evaluation Services

Visual Walk-Through

Yes

Yes

Blower Door Test

Sometimes

Yes

Infrared Imaging

Sometimes

Yes

Complete computer model of home including surface area, volume, window size/type, yearly heat loads…

Rarely

Yes

Air quality test to ensure adequate home ventilation

Rarely

Yes

Efficiency recommendations based on your actual climate information

Rarely

Yes

Recommendations to all products available

Rarely

Yes

Referrals to multiple contractors for best price point shopping

Never

Yes

Complete instructions on Do-It-Yourself upgrades

Never

Yes

Independent Quality Control

Never

Yes

Pressure you to contract further services

Yes

Never

Smile and a handshake at the end of the audit

Yes

Yes

Advanced Tools for a Better Energy Model

Many Efficiency Maine energy auditors are content with making a quick visual inspection and maybe changing out some lightbulbs without doing a complete and thorough evaluation of a building's primary source of heat loss. The purpose of their audits is to sell products. Not so with Complete Home Evaluation Services. CHES creates a thorough, in-depth weatherization plan for your home that is cost-effective.  CHES conducts in-depth building analyses, and is equipped with the most advanced diagnostic technology to create an accurate, detailed energy model for the building. To build your building’s energy model, CHES measures and collects a large collection of data points, including:

  • Structure Surface Area

  • Window Measurements, Material Type, Orientation, & Overhangs

  • Surface Type (Flat or Sloped)

  • Heating System Output/Efficiency

  • Current Insulation Characteristics

  • Air Leakage Rate

  • Indoor Air Quality (based on winter conditions when the house is sealed, which gives a better picture of accuracy)

An Energy Audit Tailored to Your Home

Complete Home Evaluation Services’ energy models are created for the climate zone of a particular house, down to the house’s address. All of this information is collected at the address itself. Most energy audits do not do this. Typical energy models are often based on averages, but this doesn’t help create the most accurate plan for a home. As a result, traditional analyses and recommendations can be way off-base, and are not focused on the healthy air quality of the home.

Other Home Energy Audit Benefits

A Complete Home Evaluation Services energy assessment does more than uncover cost-saving efficiency upgrade opportunities.  DeWitt’s evaluations also expose any indoor air quality issues in your home, inefficient appliances you may be using, and any safety issues you may be facing in the home. In addition to making suggestions to save you energy and money, his goal is to ensure your home is as comfortable and healthy as possible. CHES’s energy assessments provide you with concrete recommendations for safety and comfort upgrades.

Whether you own a commercial, residential, multi-family, or municipal property, DeWitt will help you maximize energy savings, indoor comfort, air quality, and building durability. Contact us to invest in the trusted, unbiased, and top-quality services of Complete Home Evaluation Services.

Check out a gallery featuring some infrared images taken during an energy audit!

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