Energy Audits, Total Home Performance, Easton, MD

A Home Energy Audit is an affordable and practical way to identify inefficiencies, energy consumption and health and safety concerns in any home. At Total Home Performance, we treat every home just like our own and help discover ways to become more energy efficient, comfortable, healthy and safe. The energy audit consists of inspections of the living space, crawl spaces and attics to find signs of air leakage, moisture and other home inefficiencies. Our team of certified energy auditors communicate with the homeowner throughout the inspection process and finally deliver a customized, detailed report outlining the findings and a strategy to improve the home. Each energy audit report comes with a prioritized list of solutions to help create the comfortable, efficient and relaxing home you desire.

Homeowner Interview

At the beginning of each audit, one of our certified energy audit specialists will start with a brief interview and questions to better understand the concerns of home and reason for the audit. We look for homeowners to provide input such as areas of the home that are often cold or drafty, or even rooms that seem impossible to cool down during warm summer months. Auditors will often ask if there are any mold or musty smells coming from specific rooms of the house. Homeowners are encouraged to walk around with the auditor and to fully participate during the process.

Attic & Insulation Review

As air temperatures change throughout the year, the condition of the attic is an essential area of the home when it comes to energy efficiency. Quality, high levels of Insulation prevent warm air from escaping in winter months and also prevents hot humid summer air from penetrating into the home. During the energy audit process, specialists will examine the condition and levels of insulation and air leakage as well as signs of moisture or other harmful issues.

Interior Examination

The interior examination of the home starts with accessing simple measures that can be taken that immediately impact energy bills. Replacement of incandescent bulbs to CFLs, programmable thermostats, caulking windows & doors, and unplugging unused electrical devices. Other measures, such as proper mechanical ventilation and appliance condition and age are assessed during home walkthroughs.

Blower Door & Thermal Imaging

During the home energy audit, diagnostic equipment is used to provide a deeper understanding of what is happening between the walls of the home. A large fan or Blower Door is set up on an exterior door to measure the amount of air leakage or air infiltration occuring during normal operating conditions. As air is being pulled through the fan, auditors will use a Thermal Imaging Camera to identify additional signs of air infiltration that may not be visible. The Blower Door test provides a good baseline measurement for how much improvement can be made by sealing the leaks.

Basement & Crawl Space Review

As the final piece of the audit process, the auditor will conduct a full inspection of the crawl space. During his inspection, he will identify signs of air leakage such as electrical and plumbing penetrations that allow moist, unconditioned crawl space air into the home. In addition, he will visually inspect for signs of mold, standing water or structural problems.

Recommendation and Plan of Action

Shortly after the completion of the home energy audit, Total Home Performance will provide a complete audit report with pictures and recommended energy-saving strategies. These strategies often include increasing homes comfort and efficiency through air sealing, insulation, air duct sealing and crawl space encapsulation as well as identifying any health and safety concerns.

Uncover energy efficiency issues and more with the experts at Total Home Performance. Call (410) 822-1390 or contact us to schedule an energy audit with one of our home efficiency specialists!

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Blower Door Testing

blower door testing, total home performance, md

A blower door test is an important part of a home energy audit and provides critical information about air leakage in your home. Total Home Performance offers professional blower door tests along Maryland's Eastern Shore to help homeowners improve home comfort, lower their energy bills, and more.

New Construction Testing

New Construction Testing, Total Home Performance, Easton, MD

Total Home Performance offers BPI Certified New Construction Blower Door and Duct Blaster Testing. Our ceftified auditors will guide you through the new IECC 2012 Energy Code testing process from start to finish to ensure your new construction will be air tight and insulated right!

What Our Customers Are Saying About Us

  • The contractor was thorough, professional and impressive in the presentation and completion of the work completed at our home. Their work crew was extremely neat, efficient and timely in getting the work done. I highly recommend Total Home Performance, L.L.C.

    John Davis
  • Total Home Performance did an outstanding job. The work was completed as promised (time/price/quality).

    Joseph Holt
  • Entirely Satisfactory - Derek Dombrosky is an extremely capable young man.

    Elden and Barbara Hartshorn
  • Over all the THP experience was complete thorough and very professional. The equipment utilized was first rate and the work was excellent.

    William Gilmore
  • Total Home Performance is a yong company that is dedicated to doing outstanding work. Following the energy audit, Derek made an excellent presentation to us regarding our problems and their proposed solutions.

    Bill Leasure
  • Excellent staff. Professional work. Worked well with my schedule.

    Dean Hinton
  • Total Performance LLC was a very professional, hard working group. Since we are a total electric house with three heat pumps and a crawl space, we are looking forward to a lower power bill this winter.

    Ed Bishop
  • Total Home Performance was an excellent contractor. They were very knowledgeable and recommended solutions which were very helpful in improving the livability and energy efficiency in my home.

    Peter Kennedy
  • Contractor was on time, neat, had very good workers, and cleaned up after finished. Very satisfied.

    Patrick
  • The owner of the company Derek, came to our home soon after we contacted the company for an audit. He seemed to do a very thorough evaluation in all parts of the house.

    Joyce M. Fitzpatrick
  • We had our home sealed and our crawl space too and as the winter months are here---we feel the difference already.

    Tim Nowak
  • Addressed a number of issues we had with an old "ballon frame" house. Updated crawlspace and insulated attic.

    Gary
  • The work was done effeciently and I could feel the difference in the in the heat/air right away. I am very happy with the work that was done.

    Judy
  • Designated work completed as scheduled. Workers were courteous and completed work in above average manner.

    Larry Fry
  • I was amazed at the immediate impact of house sealing on the level of comfort. I have to wait until next winter to see if the savings are as expected. The contractors crew were very professional and very careful.

    B J Latka
  • We were very pleased with Total Home Performance and the energy audit experience. All the employees were very professional, they showed up on time to perform the audit, which took about two hours, as they indicated.

    ocjacobs
  • Very capable personnel, respectful of our home, pleasant, able to answer question intelligently, thorough.

    John Bayliss
  • Company was outstanding.

    Dr Bill Plack
  • This is the second time the contractor has done work for us and each time it was a delight doing business with him.

    The Danns
  • We are delighted with the work that Total Home Performance performed in our home. The workers and the type of work they did were professional. They updated us on the status of work. We would definitely utilize them in the future if the need arises.

    David Turner
  • Total home performance did a great job sealing, removing decking in attic and installing new insulation and attic tent. They cleaned everything left no mess. Wife was very happy when she got home.

    Jimmy
  • Everyone was very nice and explained the reason for every improvement they suggested. There were several issues with having my information submitted for my rebates from my electric company, but they were eventually resolved.

    Crystal D.
  • Professional and friendly people provided excellent service.

    David Gibson
  • The company was dependable in terms of doing what they said they would, when they said they would. They seemed to be very knowledgeable. They resolved several of the issues that their audit indicated were problems.

    Karen
  • I can only say one word for the performance of Total Home Performance LLC is EXCELLENCE in all areas of work performed. Aside from a job well done, cleaned up working space at the end of each day, kept me informed as to what was taking place from day to day, and also finished the job on time.

    BJD
  • Everthing done well – sales, energy audit, installation, paperwork.

    Roger Crow
  • Total Home Performance has been very easy to deal with and I found them very efficient.

    Julie Libby
  • Matt Hargrove and his crew were excellent, on time and completed the work as indicated with no additional ala carte charges. Matt came out on the evening of hurricane Irene after we noticed our sump pump not working.

    Deb Rich
  • All went well. Very polite and professional. Finished work in timely manner. Hope it helps improve our heating costs!

    Bonnie Greer
  • From start to finish a very good experience. Complete analysis of needed upgrading to implementation was very positive experience. Work crew was very responsible and personable.

    Chuck and Ruth Barbour
  • My experience with the Maryland Home Performance program was very good for the following reasons. 1. The use of a certified contractor in energy efficient methods. 2. Having a certified contractor company that employs a crew that does good work.

    Sidney Schneider
  • Contractor was professional and completed all tasks as agreed. Program was helpful. We hope to realize energy savings over the coming years.

    Bruce Thomas
  • The contractors were kind, courteous and respectful of our home.

    Ed Watkins
  • The workers were experienced, fast, and neat. In addition they were polite. This is my first year in my home so I have no way of comparing my energy use this year with other years. I am satisfied with the work done.

    Carol
  • Work was completed on time and the workers went above and beyond. Great company to work with kept us informed the whole process

    Richard Covert
  • I can only say one word for the performance of Total Home Performance LLC is EXCELLENCE in all areas of work performed. Aside from a job well done, cleaned up working space at the end of each day, kept me informed as to what was taking place from day to day, and also finished the job on time.

    Maryland Local
  • From start to finish a very good experience. Complete analysis of needed upgrading to implementation was very positive experience. Work crew was very responsible and personable.

    Maryland Local
  • The workers were experienced, fast, and neat. In addition they were polite. This is my first year in my home so I have no way of comparing my energy use this year with other years. I am satisfied with the work done.

    Maryland Local
  • Matt Hargrove and his crew were excellent, on time and completed the work as indicated with no additional a-la carte charges. Matt came out on the evening of hurricane Irene after we noticed our sump pump not working.

    Maryland Local

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