Solar energy uses the power of the sun to generate the energy needed to provide power to your home. PosiGen brings solar power to the homes of low to moderate income families. If that were all that the company did, the energy costs of many families wouldn’t be drastically reduced because they would still have multiple air leaks losing the heated or cooled air. PosiGen takes their solar power distribution to a new level. In addition to installing solar panels on the roof, the company inspects your home to ensure it’s not losing massive amounts of energy through air leaks. PosiGen CEO Thomas Neyhart explains that multi-point inspection identifies the areas with leaks and employs remedies to reduce the losses. The benefits to making these improvements begin with reduced energy bills, however there are many other positive results from making those changes.
1) By sealing out the air leaks, your energy bill will be greatly reduced over the course of one year.
2) When your home uses energy more efficiently, there is far less energy loss, Thomas Neyhart points out. These cost-effective improvements will also contribute to a better world.
3) The benefits gained from using energy better is a reduction in mold and other moisture build-up issues, cleaner air and the better use of both heating and cooling.
4) Having the ideal heating and cooling equipment will make your home extremely attractive to potential buyers. It will be far more durable and cost efficient.
PosiGen’s energy audit, Thomas Neyhart explains, includes a close look at how air is entering and exiting from the following areas of your home:
- The Blower Door Test examines how much air enters and exits at the major entrances and exits of your home when the doors are closed.
- PosiGen employs cameras that detect leaks from thermal and infrared waves coming from your home indicating the loss of heat or air escaping from your windows, walls, doors, and foundation.
- The window and door assessment evaluates how tightly these accesses seal in cooled or heated air as well as how easily air can enter your home when they are closed.
- Their Detailed Attic Evaluation determines if air is escaping or entering through the upper portion of your home. Thomas Neyhart has explains how these steps save money for potential clients.
- The Combustion Appliance Zone Test looks at equipment turn on and turned off to see what your family’s exposure to carbon monoxide (CO)is. This test is important for homes containing a boiler, water heater, or natural-draft heater.
- The last step in the energy audit is to generate a personalized home energy report, which details the energy efficiency of your home compared to its potential.