Make Sure Home Energy Audit Resolves Comfort Issues, Urges New Boston-Area Pro Energy Consultant Franchise Owner

Pro Energy Consultant Franchise Owner Jon Mitton recently opened his home energy auditing business on the South Shore and offers homeowners an in-depth, comprehensive and diagnostic energy audit. Mitton says his audit not only saves energy and reduces energy costs, but also offers solutions for comfort issues.

Boston, MA, September 01, 2009 --(PR.com)-- To truly solve home comfort issues, homeowners must have a comprehensive energy audit that utilizes specialized equipment, according to Jon Mitton. And Mitton, the owner of a newly awarded Pro Energy Consultants franchise, is on a mission to get his message out to all the homeowners in his territory--which covers most of the South Shore.

Pro Energy Consultants, the nation's first home energy auditing franchise, provides homeowners standardized, highly diagnostic energy audits designed to maximize the home's comfort and energy efficiency while reducing energy costs. Franchise owners undergo extensive training at the company's headquarters in Cleveland before beginning the business.

Mitton points out his audit is a completely different service than the MassSAVE program, which involves little if any specialized equipment and focuses more on the surface solutions--such as installing compact fluorescents and recommending Energy Star compliant appliances.

"For those who are really serious about saving energy and resolving your comfort issues, you have to diagnose the problem of what's really going on in the home beyond just the electricity issues," said Mitton.

Pro Energy Consultants uses state-of-the-art infrared imaging and blower-door testing to determine wasteful energy and the reasons for comfort issues (such as poor indoor air quality) in a home or facility. The process begins when an electronic blower door is installed in an exterior door. Once activated, the blower door allows the energy auditor to in essence take an "X-ray" of the home by using infrared thermal imaging to identify all the hidden building leakage areas--the real cause for excessive energy usage and major comfort complaints. A detailed report with prioritized recommendations for increasing the energy efficiency and comfort of the home is delivered to the homeowner within days of the energy audit.

According to Mitton, this comprehensive testing and technical equipment gives homeowners a clear picture of exactly where their home is losing energy, and therefore, wasting money.

"It's great to have Jon as part of our team," said Pro Energy Consultants Managing Partner Derek Sola. "The Boston area is a perfect market for us. Homeowners here are very energy conscious."

According to Sola, his company has experienced considerable growth since being founded in 2008. He attributes this to the nation's increased focus on fiscal responsibility and energy conservation. For example, several states are beginning to subsidize and reward homeowners who make their homes more energy efficient. The City of Austin now requires all sellers of non-exempt residential properties within the city limits to complete an energy audit and provide an energy audit report to prospective homebuyers prior to the sale. Nevada has passed legislation making energy audits mandatory in the near future. Many more states are considering similar legislation. In addition, many states will receive millions of dollars this year in stimulus grants for energy-efficient projects, including weatherization of homes.

About Pro Energy Consultants

Pro Energy Consultants, founded in 2008, is the first national franchise in residential energy auditing. Its mission is to provide standardized, comprehensive energy audits designed to maximize the home's comfort and energy efficiency while reducing energy costs. Given the current economic conditions, it represents the ideal "green franchise" opportunity by providing franchisees a high-demand business with a low-cost of entry. The company, headquartered in Cleveland, Ohio, currently has nearly 30 franchises nationwide.

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