Leading Green Franchise Offers Free Home Energy Audits on Earth Day
Pro Energy Consultants Helps Homeowners Reduce Energy Costs with Professional, Standardized Residential Energy Audits
CLEVELAND, April 20 // PRNewswire // -- Pro Energy Consultants, the nation's first home energy audit franchise, announced today it will offer free home energy audits on Earth Day, April 22, 2009. Homeowners who reside in its open markets of Evansville, Charlotte, Albuquerque, Las Vegas and Jacksonville can schedule their free home energy audit for Earth Day. Audits will be scheduled on a first-come, first-served basis. Once the Earth Day schedule is filled, others who call on or before Earth Day will receive a 50 percent discount on their audit.
"Pro Energy is one of the nation's leading green franchises and offers homeowners an affordable way to identify opportunities to make their homes more energy efficient and significantly reduce their energy costs," said Derek Sola, managing partner of Pro Energy Consultants. "Since Earth Day is intended to inspire awareness and appreciation for the environment, we thought it was the perfect day to provide homeowners in our existing markets with a free home energy audit."
Pro Energy Consultants provides homeowners with qualified residential energy auditing designed to maximize the home's energy efficiency and reduce energy costs. Pro Energy uses state-of-the-art infrared imaging and blower-door testing to determine wasteful energy use in a home or facility. The process begins when a blower door is installed to the home's front door frame. The blower door acts like a giant fan and blows air out of the home, exaggerating the air flow and pressurization of the house and making energy leakage far more detectable. Pro Energy Consultants then uses the latest in infrared technology to scan the structure and systems in the home. This technical testing and equipment gives homeowners a clear picture of exactly where their home is losing energy, and therefore, wasting money.
Many states are beginning to subsidize and reward homeowners who make their homes more energy efficient. Nevada has made energy audits mandatory when a home changes ownership and many more states are considering taking this step. In addition, many states will receive millions of dollars this year in stimulus grants for energy-efficient projects, including weatherization of homes.
With more than 14 years of residential energy auditing and franchising experience, Pro Energy Consultants also offers entrepreneurs the opportunity to join its franchise network and provide their respective communities with professional, standardized energy auditing. Currently, Pro Energy has 15 franchises nationally with seven open for business in markets from coast to coast. The company's growth goals for 2009 include recruiting at least 40 new franchisees, operating in markets throughout the country.
Founded in 2008 by a team of nationally renowned energy, construction and business experts, Pro Energy Consultants represents an ideal franchise opportunity given the current economic conditions by providing interested franchisees with a low-cost of entry. The total initial investment, including the franchisee fee, is $35,000.
"We are seeking franchisees nationwide who have an entrepreneurial spirit and a passion for the environment, as well as customer service. Energy auditing experience is not required," said Sola. "Pro Energy Consultants is an appealing career choice for those who may be fearful for their jobs or looking for a second income, as well as those who simply want to fulfill their dream of owning a low cost, highly profitable business."
About Pro Energy Consultants
Headquartered in Cleveland, OH, Pro Energy Consultants is the first national brand in residential energy auditing with seven franchises nationally in markets from coast to coast. This home-based, low cost franchise offers homeowners professional, standardized residential energy audits designed to help them save energy, save money and save the environment. Pro Energy Consultants are highly trained and qualified to utilize the latest in infrared technology to identify home energy loss and educate homeowners on what specifically they can do to improve their home's energy efficiency.