$250 Arlington Energy Audit Rebate Extended!
Are you looking to improve the energy efficiency of your home? An energy efficiency assessment of your home will reveal and pinpoint the source of your problems and provide ways in which you can lower your utility bills and reduce your energy usage. The $250 energy audit rebate being offered to Arlington County residents is being extended on a first come first serve basis! The rebate is offered to homeowners living in Arlington County who have an energy assessment done by a participating contractor with the Home Performance with Energy Star program. For more information, call us at 703.260.1933, or e-mail at info@VirginiaEnergyAudit.net.
We recently bought a 1960’s colonial and spent a very expensive winter heating our space. We knew that there were issues with a lack of insulation and set out remediating some of the glaring problems that we saw. We knew that we needed help identifying problem areas, so we contacted several energy auditors. Luckily for us, we found Home Energy Saving Solutions. Our auditor, who is also the owner, was Mohammed. He arrived promptly, on-time for our 8:00 appointment. First, we sat down and he asked a lot of questions regarding improvements we had done, allergy issues, etc. From there he began the inspection. He was extremely thorough, and encouraged me to accompany him throughout the process, explaining everything and giving tips along the way. There was a blower-door test, along with IR camera inspection and inspection of all of the gas lines, furnace, etc. Mohammed was at my home for a long time, several hours in fact, and he didn’t cut any corners. The next day I received a very detailed report, along with pictures, IR images, and tips on remediation that outlined a plan to greatly improve the energy efficiency of my home, and, more importantly, lower my bills. I was shocked when, two days later, I received a call from Mohammed. He was calling to ask if I had any questions, and encouraged me to call him if I needed any help in the future. How many companies or contractors do you know that give this level of customer service? Even if you are like me and unafraid to tackle just about any DIY project, I highly recommend talking to Mohammed and having an energy audit before you start. His expertise saved me a lot of money in the long-run. As an example, there was one wall that I was convinced I would need to tear down to put in insulation to stop a very bad draft. As it turns out, the IR camera identified the problem as a space between the trim that can be easily (and cheaply) fixed with a bead of silicone. Yes, an audit costs money, but it is not much, and it will pay for itself in energy bill savings and make your home far more comfortable.
Had Home Energy Saving Solutions audit my home and I was shocked to find all the energy leaks in my home. We made some easy improvements to our home and felt the difference in comfort and utility bills right away. Highly recommended for anyone that is serious about saving money on your utility bills.
The energy expert was a pleasure to do business with. He was very knowledgeable, thorough professional and I highly recommend his services.
What an awesome experience! I’ve lived in my house for nearly 10 years, and have always dealt with the master bedroom being freezing cold or hot. After spending thousands on new windows and HVAC, I was still suffering and scheduled an audit through a recommendation of a friend, who also had an audit with Mohammed, the auditor. I can’t believe I haven’t had this done years earlier! Mohammed was extremely knowledgeable, and found several causes, each of which he explained in detail to me and included in a report along with several pictures, regular and infra-red. Knowing my tight budget with all of the home improvements I’ve done, he showed me how to correct some of the problems myself, such as loose duct connections in the attic, air leakage into the walls, and more. He provided me with a quote to fix everything that needs to be done, and I plan on having some work done through his company some time in the future. I’ve done some of the simpler work myself, and my husband and I are shocked at the difference it makes in the comfort of our home.
The auditor, who was obviously very experienced, first did a walk through both the inside and outside of the house, pointing out many items and asking about the heating, AC, windows, etc. He then installed a BIG fan in my front door and then turned it on to pressurize the whole house. He went from room to room with a special thermal camera which instantly showed where there were energy leakages. I should receive the report in a few days, including estimates on remedial work that the firm itself will do, if I wish There was no hard sell for their insulation and weatherstripping services. In fact, even though they can arrange to install replacement windows, he was quick to tell me that the payback on window replacement is fairly long. I’m a pretty savvy homeowner and think that I have already done a pretty good job making my house energy efficient. I am extremely impressed with the company and will be sure to recommend them to my friends and neighbors.
Great service! The inspector was on time, friendly, and had a wealth of knowledge which he shared freely. I now have a detailed report with all of my house’s problems and priorities, I am halfway down and I almost can’t wait for the extreme weather to see what difference has been made on my electric bill.
WoW!!! What a difference. I delayed an extra month to write this so that I could give you the actual dollar amounts in savings. These results are real. After purchasing the house through a bank sell, I called Mohammad at Home Energy Saving Solutions (www.virginiaenergy audit.net 703-260-1934) !! He came in, and in just a few hours was able to evaluate the foundation wall, above grade walls, Ceiling/Attic, recessed lighting, skylights, windows, doors, mechanical systems, ventilation, and fireplace. His evaluation included a blower door test, an infrared camera and a detailed inspection of the house that would rival the Mike Holmes on Homes TV show. The results were not very good. But, with Mohammad’s help and recommendations, given to us in a 12 page, superbly detailed and understandable report, he gave us everything we needed to increase this old drafty house’s Natural Air Exchange Rate from .74 to .35. That’s over a 50% improvement in energy loss through air leakage!! In short that means my 1988 house that was neglected and stood vacant for over 2 years now meets the criteria of an Energy Star Home!! My HVAC system has to cool/heat less than half the amount of air that was being lost to the outside!! That’s $41.72 per month in savings!! That is real money in our pocket every month!! Not to mention that Mohammad did all the leg work and paperwork so that we could max the Virginia Home Efficiency Rebate Program and receive a check from the government for $595.00!! Home Energy Saving Solutions saves you money every month!! They’re extensive knowledge and professionalism is unsurpassed!! Believe me, when I say I always have his card in my wallet and freely recommend them for all your home energy saving needs or advice. Hire him and take his advice, he know’s his job! Keep up the great work!
Air sealing all penetrations of the attic floor and the exterior walls, replacing weather stripping on two doors, insulating and weather stripping the attic hatch, and adding blown-in cellulose insulation to the attic to bring insulation values to R-39. Mo, who is certified to perform such evaluations, first conducted a home energy audit of our home. During the audit, he described what he was doing, why he was doing it, and what he was finding. He readily answered all of my questions. His written report of the audit results was very clear and thoroughly described the energy issues that needed to be addressed and the means to remedy them. Based on the audit report, we agreed upon a program of air sealing and added insulation which Mohammed and his crew performed. They were timely, neat, and professional. They showed me their work as they progressed and answered my questions readily and fully. Unlike his competitors, Mo told me about Virginia’s energy rebate program and how to register for the program. He promptly provided all of the materials I needed to file for and get the full rebate. That provided a significant savings. After the work was completed, some recessed lights in our kitchen ceiling began to blink out from time to time. I asked Mo to check whether his work had loosened any connections. He returned promptly, checked the lights, and found no problem. He suggested that heat build-up in the fixtures was probably the culprit and left the insulation raked away from these fixtures so we could check. Mod offered to pay for any electrical work needed to correct anything his crew did and suggested I talk with the electrician who installed the lights. I did, and the electrician also thought heat to be the problem. I replaced the incandescent spotlights with LEDs and the issue appears to be solved. Mo returned right away to replace the insulation over the lights. At every turn, Mo made our satisfaction with the work his first priority. I am delighted to give him an excellent review and I would recommend him highly.
My house was built in 1983 so the attic and crawl space were in need of significant energy upgrades. We knew there were problems with an attic space that needed to be insulated and we had damp odors coming up into the first floor from a crawl space in the basement that had never had been properly sealed. Mohammed suggested in his report putting a foam board in the attic since we have an air handler there to separate the outside space from the inside space. There are 2 bedrooms and a bath there also and the temperature change going up the stairs was at least 10 degrees in the summertime. They installed the foam board, taped all seams and put caulk into all the seams. In the basement crawl space, under extremely restrictive space, they put insulation in all the outside walls and laid a plastic vapor barrier on the dirt, going up the wall a foot, overlapping and taping 12′ and applying foam caulk to all seams. Mohammed analyzed the entire house and sent a very detailed written report within a few days of the inspection with suggestions for those 2 areas as well as insulating doors and windows that we knew were deficient. We discussed his report and agreed to go ahead with the work, although I had to postpone it once. Mohammed was very professional and sent me a notice of the Va rebate program and asked if we were still interested in having the work done. We decided to go ahead and are so glad we did! His workers did a tremendous job! The work was more intensive than originally thought and we quickly came to agreement on that. He is wonderful to work with and does a very thorough job. His employees are knowledgeable and are very professional in their work. I cannot recommend Mohammed and Home Energy Savings Solutions highly enough. We can’t wait to get our next utility bills to see the savings, we already can feel the difference in the temperature of the house.
Mohammed and his crew conducted a very thorough and comprehensive energy audit that revealed even more problems than I was already aware of. As they also do remediation, I asked for an estimate for repairs. Once I received the detailed audit report, I contracted them to fix things. In addition they also subtracted the initial cost of the audit from the price of the remediation. Among the many issues they handled were: – Insulation in the attic to bring it up to R-49 – foam sealing and taping of ducts – installation of fireproof can covers over ceiling light fixtures – foam sealing of all exterior vents and pipes – installation of an accessible attic tent over the access stairs – foam sealing of the basement/wall sill plates – foam sealing of exterior basement door sill – adjustment of garage entrance door – complete blower retest after completion to confirm repairs I could not be more pleased with the results. Mohammed and his three-man crew arrived promptly and worked non-stop until completion. They covered furniture and floors with plastic sheeting and cleaned up after they were done. They were without exception extremely friendly and professional. And to top it off, Mohammed also provided me with a 10% military discount. As a disabled veteran, this was most appreciated. I would not hesitate to recommend them to my friends and neighbors or to anyone seeking this type of service. Besides, my dog loved them!
Improve your comfort, energy star homes are now possible, energy audits will give you energy savings, lower electric bills, lower utility bills, all through the use of energy inspections by certified energy auditors!