Home Energy Audit
During an inspection, we will look at your home as a complex system, then run a series of diagnostic tests that verify ways to make your home more comfortable, healthy, energy efficient and green. We don’t guess, we test.
Contact us today to arrange for a Home Energy Assessment.
Energy Remodels and Retrofits
An energy remodel will:
- Improve Comfort
- Enhance Indoor Air Quality
- Save Money
- Protect the Environment
The EPA estimates that homeowners can typically save up to 20% of heating and cooling costs by air sealing their homes and adding insulation in attics, floors, and basements. Sage has the most up-to-date information on ventilation systems to keep your indoor environment healthy for you and your family.
Your home is a system, a puzzle of many unique pieces. Many subcontractors can see one piece of your puzzle. Sage values and analyzes all pieces of your home as a complete system. We recommend measures based upon your individual desires for your home. With Sage you can prioritize the plan for your home based upon cost savings, energy efficiency or comfort and health. Let us design a plan to meet your needs and budget.
The house performs as a system. We use diagnostic tools such as infrared imaging, blower door testing, duct leakage testing and combustion analysis to verify the performance of the home. The Home Performance model takes into account four primary elements:
- Building shell or “envelope”
- Heating and ventilation systems
- Controls of those systems
- Behavior or occupant interface
Rebates & Incentives
There are several incentives and financing options for an energy retrofit or solar installation. Orcas Power and Light Cooperative (OPALCO) offers generous consumer rebates on insulation, air sealing, high-efficiency heating systems, windows, and others. Solar is supported through a state production incentive that is complimented by the local Member Owned Renewable Energy, or MORE program. The incentives on solar are so good in fact, that they can offer significant financial returns on your investment, AND you can do you part to support energy independence.