Have you ever wondered about where energy might be creeping out of your house? Are you interested in learning more about the ways professionals test for energy efficiency? We’ll walk through the whole house with Walker-Miller Energy Services, doing an energy audit and discussing ways to make a home more efficient.
What we’ll cover:
Home Airtightness: We’ll do a blower door test to measure how air filters out of the house and explore how and where air creeps out.
Combustion Analysis: We’ll test for furnace and water heater efficiency
Examining furnace and ducts for air leakage
Tactics to improve low energy performance
Who this is great for:
Anyone who wants to understand energy leakage and efficiency of their home better! Even if you don’t undergo these tests in your own home, we’ll also talk about low-fi ways to look for signs that you can improve energy efficiency.
Check out your heating system - do you have a furnace? A boiler? Look to see if there is a yellow “EnergyGuide” sticker on it, and check to see if there is a sticker that states what year it was manufactured.
Check out your insulation levels. Do you have an attic, or a second floor with a hatch that extends to the roofline of your house? What kind of insulation do you see (or not see) in these spaces?
Registration is $5 includes a light breakfast. This class is open to residents of Detroit, Hamtramck, and Highland Park.
About Walker-Miller Energy Services:
Walker-Miller Energy Services is a Detroit based, mission-driven energy waste reduction company. We change lives by reducing the energy burden on families, recruiting and training diverse team members from under-served communities, and investing in the communities we serve.
Note: this class will be held at a private home in Detroit, the address will be shared with registrants the day before the class. You will be required to sign a safety waiver to participate.
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