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Energy Audits

An 'energy audit' is defined as:

An evaluation of energy consumption, as in a home or business, to determine ways in which energy can be conserved.

An energy audit is the first step to assess how much energy your home/business consumes and evaluates what measures you can take to make your surroundings more energy efficient. An audit can reveal problems that once corrected can yield long-term financial savings. Audits can also determine the efficiency of your home/business heating and cooling systems and show you ways to conserve hot water and electricity.

By using a few inexpensive energy-efficient measures, a homeowner/business owner can reduce their energy costs by 10% up to 50 % while helping to reduce air pollution.

Current and Past Energy Saving Programs

  • BGE EnergyWise Program
  • BGE Chip Program
  • SMECO Powerwise Program

Diagnostic Tools

APC uses special diagnostic tools to help pinpoint the source of problems in homes. Some of these tools include:

  • Blower Door
    Blower Door
    A blower door is a variable speed fan, mounted in a doorframe, used to pressurize and depressurize a house to measure air leakage.
  • Duct Blower
    Duct Blower
    A duct blower is a variable speed fan that is attached to a duct system to measure duct air leakage.
  • Manometer
    Manometer
    An instrument that measures the pressure differences between two locations.
  • Flow Hood
    Flow Hood
    A Flow Hood is a device used to measure the amount of air flowing through a register.
  • Infrared Camera
    Infrared Camera
    An infrared camera (video or still) makes an image that shows surface heat variations that can be used to help detect heat losses and air leakage in buildings.