Why home energy audit programs should go virtual - and mobile
- Nov 20, 2020 10:24 pm GMTNov 20, 2020 6:49 pm GMT
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Co-authored by Laura Gousha, VP of Engagement, Mindgrub; Phil Croskey, CEO & Co-Founder, MD Energy Advisors
The COVID-19 pandemic has forced us to change how we work, learn, and play. For many of us, our homes have become the epicenter of everyday life. The direct result of Americans spending more time in their homes is higher energy consumption - and costs.
Many utilities across the country offer incentives for home energy efficiency evaluations, but the idea of inviting an energy auditor into your home to conduct an energy audit right now is at best, unappealing, and at worst, life-threatening. Before the pandemic, an energy auditor could conduct a walk-through in your home, checking the lighting, HVAC, hot water tank, and insulation. In a virtual home energy audit, however, the auditor can guide the customer remotely through the same process as they would during an in-person visit, without any of the risk.