Home Energy Audit Can Uncover Energy-Usage Inefficiencies

Home Energy Audit Can Uncover Energy-Usage Inefficiencies

Pro Energy Consultant Franchise Owner Dan Paulovich recently opened his home energy auditing business in the Birmingham-area. Audit offers an objective analysis of a home's energy efficiency and solutions to any home discomforts. Acting as an "energy adviser," he'll teach homeowners how to save energy and reduce energy costs.

Birmingham, AL, October 10, 2009 --(PR.com)-- For homeowners ready to go green, save energy and reduce their energy bills, then it's time for a home energy audit. At least that's how Dan Paulovich feels about it. Paulovich was recently awarded a Pro Energy Consultants home energy auditing franchise for the Birmingham area.

"With Pro Energy, I found a great opportunity to not only run my own business, but also provide a service beneficial to homeowners that helps the community of Birmingham become a little greener," said Dan Paulovich, who previously spent more than 22 years with Honeywell International Aftermarket Brands.

Pro Energy Consultants, the nation's first home energy auditing franchise, provides homeowners customized, comprehensive 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 their business.

Paulovich says many homeowners are amazed at seeing energy audit performed and learning most of the problems can be fixed inexpensively.

"The energy audit pointed out where I needed to spend my money--pennies compared to the $21,000 for new windows," said Hunter Payne of Homewood, Ala.

"The sophisticated equipment that Pro Energy uses really pointed out small areas that I never imagined were in fact huge when it comes to energy loss," added Dan Copeland of Vestavia, Ala. "My home is now much more comfortable after I made the recommendations by Pro Energy."

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.

"It's great to have Dan as part of our team," said Pro Energy Consultants Managing Partner Derek Sola. "Birmingham is a perfect market for us. Homeowners here are looking for affordable solutions for solving their comfort issues and reducing energy usage."

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, Texas, 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' proven system for conducting energy audits is backed by more than 15 years experience and more than 10,000 energy audits. The company's mission is to provide customized, comprehensive and diagnostic energy audits designed to maximize a home's comfort and energy efficiency while reducing energy costs. This mission not only sets the worldwide standard for energy audits but also established Pro Energy as the world's leading expert on the subject. In October 2008 Pro Energy began awarding franchises--making it the first national franchise in residential energy auditing. Being the ideal "green franchise" opportunity, it has quickly grown to more than 30 franchises nationwide. The company is headquartered in Cleveland, Ohio.

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