A residential energy audit shows you how and where your home loses energy. The benefits
of having a home energy audit are many. Your Hirus Certified Energy Advisor will
perform a full energy evaluation on your home and will point out changes you can
make which could help you to save both energy consumption and costs. Some of the
benefits include the ability to reduce your annual energy bill by up to 30 per cent,
improve your home’s resale value, and make your home more comfortable year round.
We received a quote to upgrade the insulation in our attic, The contractor said we
had less than R-20 in most of our attic. Our house was built in 1994 so I thought
it was odd that my attic was in such bad shape. We called Hirus Inspections and Barry
(Hirus Auditor) determined the insulation was sufficient. He said it was low in spots,
but overall our attic did not need the extra R-30 the contractor was going to charge
us to install. WOW, Thanks to Barry and the Hirus Inspection Energy Audit we saved
$1225.00 which we used for new caulking and weather stripping around our windows
and doors. The information he gave us was wonderful. The drafts are gone in our house
and our energy costs have gone way down.
Mr. & Mrs. Krone, Mississauga ON
Natural Resources Canada reports that homeowners save an average of 20 percent on
their home energy use after having an energy audit performed and implementing the
recommendations. With the average Canadian spending $2400 on energy costs this equates
to hundreds of dollars of savings per year.