A first-hand account of how audits can help homes.

What do you envision when you hear the term “energy audit?” If all you imagine is a 20-minute walk through with a clipboard and tape measure, then you need to recalibrate your thinking. (I should know. My thinking continues to be recalibrated.)
Early this year, the owners at TruTech Tools voted to contribute toward an energy audit for all employees’ homes. Since I have been talking the “energy talk” for years, I finally bit the bullet this spring and had a full blown energy audit done on my home. I learned a lot by watching and participating in the process. In fact, as I write this, the insulators are here. Actually, the insulators spent most of today air-sealing (air-sealing…what’s that you say?).
While the focus for this feature will be on the residential level, these same concepts morph into the commercial and industrial levels as well. To Continue Reading: 1113_Energy_Audit

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