Making your home or business energy efficient is an extremely wise investment, but it is important to choose a company you can trust to ensure that your investments will bring you the promised returns.
Osher Environment Systems prides itself on being
The Geek Squad of energy efficiency.
Therefore, we are a little different from other companies. We dig deep! We get into the nitty gritty science of your building and exactly where you are losing heat. We can map out the ideal strategy to achieving the greatest comfort and savings.
Making your building energy efficient is a two step project.
First, we need to examine your house or office to see what needs to be done. Then, we need to dive in and do the work!
1. CONDUCT AN ENERGY AUDIT
2. COMPLETE ENERGY SAVING SOLUTIONS
An energy audit identifies where the heat you’ve paid for is going. The audit report provides step by step solutions to reduce drafts, improve air quality, address moisture issues and increase the overall comfort of your home throughout the seasons. Getting an energy audit enables you to know the best solutions; and choose the weatherization task that offer the best return on your investment.
Osher Environment Systems staff and subcontractors are dedicated, experienced specialists. We identify the heating envelope of your building and evaluate the most cost efficient improvements to lower your energy cost. As your general contractor we design and coordinate these sometimes complex changes for you, making sure everything is done correctly at the lowest cost possible.
Assessments vs Audits
Because we are so focused on doing things right, we primarily conduct Energy Audits. Assessments are very helpful, but they will only provide a basic introduction to your home and what changes should be made.
We want to know EXACTLY where your home or business is losing energy, and we want to know EXACTLY what needs to be done to save you money. An audit provides a six to eight page detailed report of your home and its energy needs.
The Audit Process in a Nutshell
An energy efficiency audit takes place in your home or business. We measure draftiness, using the IR camera to determine R values, and measure all of the dimensions of the building. In addition to this test our experts will examine your home first hand for moisture, leaks, cracks and other potential issues. Our trained energy efficiency experts will also use high tech thermal imaging to seek out hot and cold spots in the building which expose opportunities to resolve even more issues. The OES energy auditor conducts a blower door test to determine how drafty your house is.
After the site visit, the auditor puts the data into the OES building energy model and calculates the solid surface heat loss (in BTUs) from walls, ceilings and foundation and heat loss (in BTUs) from draftiness. The audit report provides step by step solutions to reduce drafts, improve air quality, address moisture issues and increase the overall comfort of your home throughout the seasons. After implementation we do another blower door test to measure our success.
Just give us a call and we can guide you through all of this!