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Why You Save by Hiring an Independent Energy Audit Company Prior to Doing Any Efficiency Upgrades
There are two methods of handling efficiency improvements in your home. One is the "One Stop Shopping" of "Stand Alone" method. With this method one company does the initial audit, writes the recommendation report, does the work and then does the quality test out.
The other method is the “Independent Audit” approach. With this method an independent audit firm does the initial audit, writes the recommendation report, helps the homeowner choose contractors, oversees the project, and then does the final quality control test out.
Complete Home Evaluation Services is an “independent", therefore a “conflict free” audit company. Our goal is to create a plan that is the most cost efficient efficiency improvement plan for the home owner and make sure that the job is done properly. We represent the homeowner throughout the process to insure that the work is done correctly.
Since we have no financial gain with our recommendations we can suggest a wide range of upgrades, including ones that the owner can undertake. Generally, installation companies will recommend what they sell. If they don’t sell it they won’t recommend it. Remember, our sole goal is to outline the most cost efficient strategies to making a home more efficient, not to profiteer from installation work.
The third party verification method is a cornerstone in meeting Maine’s new home energy efficiency requirements and for the LEED building certification. Homes that qualify for a LEED certification are recognized as some of the most efficient and sustainable homes that can be built. With both these programs the organizations have chosen to remove all possible conflict of interest situations and have truly accurate verification of the energy efficiency qualities of the homes.
There are many One Stop Shopping companies that offer great deals on audits if you hire them to do the work. These offers range from free audits to huge discounts on the audits. If the audits are discounted the company makes up for that loss by building it into the installation cost. Remember, there is no such thing as a free lunch,