If you are not happy with the cost of heating or running your home or how comfortable your home is, the likelihood is you need a home energy assessment. This can be as basic as a walk through your home by a home energy assessor to identify some simple energy saving opportunities or as complex as a full energy audit on your home with air tightness testing and thermal imaging survey
Most BER Assessors now will do a home energy assessment for you. We recommend finding an assessor with a background in construction or retrofitting. It is important that the assessor understands how buildings work and what measure will work best for you.
Home energy assessments should be the starting point for any renovation project. The assessment will identify the current energy rating on the property and what areas should be addressed to improve the energy rating. From this, the assessor will produce an Energy Road map with details of the recommended energy upgrades and the associated energy savings. This will have specific details of the type and thickness of insulation required to achieve a comfortable home. It will also include options for upgrading the heating system and adding renewable energy systems.