At Tiburon Energy we love what we do, and we also enjoying sharing our knowledge with anyone who is interested. If you are interested in do your own energy audit we’ll be glad to help you along the way. This article provides a great strategy for conducting your own audit and explains how to prioritize efficiency upgrades. “Once you have finished your do-it-yourself audit, consider calling in a pro to complete a more thorough assessment. Your self-assessment can help the auditor better analyze your home and potential areas for saving.”
The U.S. Department of Energy’s Energy Star Program has a free online tool for homeowners get a handle on their home’s energy use in an important first step to improving efficiency.
All you need is a year’s worth of energy bills, your zip code and a few minutes of your time. Get started with this simple assessment by visiting Energy Star’s Home Energy Yardstick tool.
Keep in mind that a home energy audit provides a more thorough, detailed look at a house’s efficiency, with recommendations for improvement. Call Tiburon Energy today at 513-681-9300 to schedule your home energy audit.
Tiburon Energy is offering a special incentive for homeowners to get a home energy audit. The first five (5) eligible homeowners who contact Tiburon Energy will receive a free home energy audit (normally a $400 value). Visit the Tiburon Energy contact page to submit a request.
What you will receive:
– A complete home energy audit
– A detailed report on the findings and recommendations of the audit
– Eligibility to receive special financial and rebate offers on improvements based on the audit
To be eligible, you must:
– Reside in Hamilton County, Ohio
– Own and live in the house to be audited
– The house must be: built after 1942, less than 3000 square feet, and free of asbestos and mold
– No previous home energy audit has been conducted within the last 5 years
– Provide your home address and primary telephone number
– No telephone solicitations for this offer will be accepted
A Tiburon Energy representative will contact you to verify eligibility and set a date for the audit. Tiburon Energy also asks recipients to consider providing feedback on your experiences for marketing purposes.
Who would believe that the eight-legged invaders that get inside our homes could be assets in a home energy inspection?
But here’s why:
Spiders like to spin their webs in or near air drafts. Being the hunters they are, spiders wants to make a sticky trap in the places where their prey goes. Small insects such as flies and gnats will find the gaps in walls, around doors and windows, anywhere they can get inside in your home. And spiders want to be there waiting for them.
“It’s amazing how often we’ll find gaps in the areas around a buildup of cobwebs, such as in a basement”, says Toni Winston, BPI-accredited auditor and president of Tiburon Energy. “People want to remove spider webs when they find them in their homes, but I see them as valuable guideposts telling me that air drafts are nearby.”
Maybe spiders deserve their own special accreditation.
Residents of the Greater Cincinnati area looking to lower energy costs and improve their comfort of their living space would be wise to start the process by first contacting the Greater Cincinnati Energy Alliance.
The Greater Cincinnati Energy Alliance (GCEA) is a non-profit organization focused on a whole-house approach to efficiency measures. The GCEA offers financial incentives to assist homeowners with improvements directly associated with air sealing and insulation, and replacing older, inefficient HVAC systems.
Benefits of the Greater Cincinnati Energy Alliance program include:
Their program is open to all residents of Hamilton County, Ohio, and Boone, Campbell and Kenton Counties in Kentucky. Visit the GCEA online at greatercea.org or call 513-621-GCEA (4232).
On December 17, President Obama signed into law a new tax bill that includes several credits for energy-efficient products and upgrades. Here’s what you can look forward to:
Act now to take advantage of these incentives, or schedule a consultation to find the right options for you, contact the building energy experts at Tiburon Energy at 513-681-9300.
Through a special non-profit program, homeowners in Greater Cincinnati can receive a home energy audit and financing on upgrades at reduced rates.
Offered by the Greater Cincinnati Energy Alliance, residents of Hamilton county, Ohio and Boone, Campbell and Kenton counties in northern Kentucky are eligible for home energy audits at a reduced charge of $50.
To register online or for more information, visit the Greater Cincinnati Energy Alliance.
Kentucky residents are also eligible for the Kentucky Home Performance program, which also the opportunity for a 20% savings on utility bills and a more comfortable living space.