If you were like me a few years ago and someone asked me to get a Hawaii home energy audit, I would have called my CPA to schedule one!
While we see Hawaii becoming more energy conscious, this term has not been familiar—until now. A Home Energy Audit, in a nutshell, is an evaluation of the energy consumption of your home and of your energy usage patterns.
We in Hawaii have different comfort issues to deal with—hot rooms that don’t cool down quick enough, air conditioned spaces that are either too cold or not cold enough. We need to understand these issues as it relates to a “Hawaiian Style” home.
A Home Energy Audit considers comfort issues, identifies weaknesses in the building envelope (the separation of the interior and exterior environments of a building), mechanical system efficiencies and occupant usage. I don’t mean to get “œall technical” with this building envelope stuff but as a newly certified Home Energy Surveyor, it makes me sound kinda important! I also think the term “œgreen” is a little cliche and overused. Anyway, I prefer to use the term energy efficient.
Throughout the course of my blogs, I hope to give you tips on how to help you save money on your energy bill, increase your quality of life and not break the bank. I will also show you how this can all be wrapped into the purchase or sale of a home. Who doesn’t like free info? My motto is, “If it’s free, it’s for me!” So keep in touch.