Insight Property Services is the leading Building Consultant in the Naperville, IL area providing Home Performance/Energy Audits to both Home Owners & small businesses.
Having a Home Performance (Energy) Audit done is the first step on the path toward a more comfortable, affordable, and an overall healthier home.
Using a variety of high-tech, state-of-the-art tools, we are able to identify the key areas where your home is wasting energy, and recommend the most cost-effective improvements for maximum comfort, minimum energy bills, and optimal indoor air quality and building health and safety.
WHAT DO WE LOOK AT?
We inspect the home from the outside in, checking the windows, doors, insulation levels, boiler/furnace, AC, water heaters, etc. We also check for combustion safety (gas leaks). A small leak can mimick signs of a cold. In addition to this we use thermal imaging to spot where cold air is infiltrating the home, and a blower door test which allows us to see how much energy is escaping through the home with calculations for duct leakage. The Home Performance/Energy Audit is done in two steps, the initial test shows us problematic areas that need to be addressed. The second test is completed only after the renovations have been done (caulking, insulating, etc). This allows you to compare how much energy your home was using before, and it holds the contractors you hire accountable for doing the work correctly.
HOW DOES THIS MAKE MY HOUSE MORE COMFORTABLE?
A Home Performance Audit will not make your house more comfortable, but will lay out the path to improving your home's comfort. We are building consultants, and like a doctor writing you a prescription - the audit report details and prioritizes the opportunities for improvement. Implementing the audit work scope will improve comfort, air quality, efficiency, and overall performance of your home.
DO YOU PROVIDE ANY OF THE CONTRACTOR SERVICES?
No, it would be a conflict of interest. We provide a detailed and prioritized work scope to guide the contractors during renovations. As renovations are completed, we re-check work done to ensure quality and effectiveness, as part of the included follow-up test. We do have several trusted contractors that we work with that may be able to assist you, and are happy to provide those names to you upon request.
HOW LONG DOES A HOME PERFORMANCE AUDIT LAST?
3-4 hours depending on the size of the home.
HOW MUCH DOES IT COST?
Pricing will depend on the size, complexity, and location of the home.
HOW ARE YOU DIFFERENT FROM OTHER ENERGY AUDITORS?
Our approach in conducting home energy audits is a comprehensive, whole-house assessment - including combustion safety, attic ventilation, moisture management, and more. This approach distinguishes our Home Performance Audit from the "Clipboard Audits" offered by many utilities, box stores, and companies that offer a discounted audit as a means to sell their products or services. Insight does not sell other products or services and therefore can provide you an unbiased assessment of what your home needs to reach the level of performance you desire. We also offer a complementary Home Energy Score rating upon completion of any renovations, upon request.
WHAT IS A HOME ENERGY SCORE?
A Home Energy Score is a Department of Energy, 0-10 rating (10 being the best) that represents the efficiency/performance of your home, that includes recommendations for improvements.
CAN WE DO CONDOS OR MULTI-UNIT BUILDINGS?
Yes, we can do both, but often need the cooperation of building management and other occupants. Call Insight to discuss your specific concerns and situation.