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Home Energy Assessment
The Big Red Door: Your First Step to Greater Comfort and Savings
Winter is here. A home energy assessment is the first step to greater comfort and savings in your home whether you are making energy-efficient improvements, are listing your home for sale or if you’ve recently purchased a home. Almost every house can benefit from an assessment.
Behold the power of the Big Red Door.
A comprehensive home energy assessment will tell you exactly where your home is wasting energy and what improvements you can make to boost comfort and lower your utility costs by 20 percent or more. Learn more.
How It Works
The Big Red Door is the diagnostic tool that our Trade Ally contractors use to perform a blower door test. Using a special fan, it measures the air tightness of a home and locates any leakage sites, like unsealed cracks and openings. By addressing your home's air tightness, you can:
Lower energy consumption
- Prevent moisture condensation
- Reduce drafts and increase comfort
- Improve air quality
Once you're put your home to the Red Door Test, it's time to decide which energy-saving home improvements best fit your needs and budget. Focus on Enery offers cash incentives up to $2,250 to lower the upfront cost of recommended upgrades.
PUT YOUR HOME TO THE TEST
Find a Whole Home Improvements Trade Ally and schedule your energy assessment.
The Trade Ally conducts a home energy assessment. Arrange to be home to consult with your Trade Ally and expect the process to take 2-4 hours.
Review your customized energy assessment report. Discuss recommendations with your Trade Ally and decide on home improvements.
Receive your incentive as an instant discount on your invoice to help cover the costs of improvement services and products.
Home Performance Program
Discover your home’s hidden potential and learn how to improve comfort, lower your energy costs, and boost efficiency. The Home Performance Program offers several paths to savings, with incentives and expert guidance available for energy improvements both large and small. To achieve the greatest benefits, it’s best to look at your home as a system with many different parts all working together. The right mix of improvements can make a huge difference in how your home performs.
Choose Your Path
You've Got Options
Let's take a closer look at the different paths available through the Home Performance Program. Keep in mind your energy efficiency journey doesn't have to follow a straight line. Plus, you may qualify for a $250 bonus incentive when you complete Whole Home Improvements and Heating and Cooling Improvements together.
- Whole Home Improvements
This is the best place to begin if you’re looking for top home comfort and serious savings. You’ll receive a full energy assessment and a customized report with recommended energy improvements. Recommendations may include specific building shell improvements, like insulation and air sealing, as well as heating and cooling equipment upgrades. Because this is the most comprehensive approach, it costs more up front, but you get the highest financial incentives and you’ll enjoy the largest long-term utility bill savings. Other advantages include greater home comfort, reduced drafts and temperature fluctuations, and better indoor air quality.
Financial incentives range from $850 to $2,250. Learn more
Heating and Cooling Improvements
If you aren’t quite ready for the Whole Home approach, but want to take smaller steps to lower energy bills and increase home comfort, the Heating and Cooling Improvements path is another great option. It offers financial incentives for a variety of energy- and money-saving improvements, such as a new furnace, boiler, or water heater. You can move forward with one project at a time or earn even greater incentives when you choose from the packaged options.
Financial incentives range from $100 to $750. Learn more
If you’ve already taken steps to ensure your home uses energy efficiently, you may be ready for the Renewable Energy path. You’ll receive technical support, financial incentives and loan offerings for installing solar electric or geothermal renewable energy systems.
Financial incentives range from $300 to $2,400. Project loans are also available. Learn more
You're in Good Hands
No matter which path you choose, you’ll work with a Focus on Energy Trade Ally contractor to complete your projects. Trade Allies receive specialized training and have access to program incentives and resources that set them apart from other contractors. To get started enter your zip code to find a Focus on Energy Trade Ally near you: