Home Audit Program
Tri-County Electric Cooperative constantly seeks to provide members with the best experience. We want to ensure our members are knowledgeable when it comes to your electric use and have a great understanding of ways you can save energy. Tri-County Electric Co-op is excited to announce the new Home Audit Program. We are teaming up with Swift Energy Partners to bring this new member benefit to your home!
A home energy audit is a process that helps you identify where your home is losing energy and what steps you can take to improve efficiency and save money. The Home Audit Program is the best way for members to become wise energy consumers, which in turn lowers monthly bills, conserves energy and reduces your carbon footprint. Whether you are looking for simple steps to save energy, or need to thoroughly understand where energy is leaking out of your home, we have you covered.
As your trusted energy advisor, Tri-County Electric Cooperative is working with Swift to help you manage your electricity. We strive to provide the best possible service and experience, so we are offering discounted energy audits to members! Tri-County Electric Co-op is subsiding the cost of the standard and advanced audits because we believe every member should have a full understanding of your electric consumption and were you can save energy and money.
Through our partnership with Swift, we are able to extend our trusted energy advisor relationship to your audit home. Once the Swift energy audit technician arrives, they will go over your electric use along with explaining the audit process. The Standard Audit includes an inspection of most typical energy consuming devices, such as appliances and HVAC equipment. This is followed up with an in-depth thermal camera review of the entire home, including doors, windows, light fixtures, baseboards, and HVAC ducts.
After evaluating everything in the home, the Swift energy audit technician will provide a detailed report, including pictures from the thermal camera and a list of recommendations to lower your energy use. This audit typically takes 90 minutes and includes all the items on the Standard Audit Checklist.
The member cost for the Standard Audit is $50.
The Standard Audit costs $150, but Tri-County Electric Co-op is offering an instant $100 when scheduling your audit! As a member, you will pay $50 to Swift Energy Partners when setting an appointment with the audit technician.
The Advanced audit includes everything in the Standard Audit, as well as a blower door test. A blower door is a machine used to measure the airtightness of buildings. it can also be used to measure airflow to help locate air leaks in the home. The blower door test will give us readings of airtightness, or pressure, so we can evaluate possible air leaks. The Swift energy audit technician will use a smoke pen to identify the location, size and severity of the air leaks.
After evaluating everything in the home, the Swift energy audit technician will provide a detailed report, including pictures from the thermal camera, blower door test and a list of recommendations to lower your energy use. This audit typically takes up to four hours and includes all the items on the Standard Audit Checklist and the Advanced Audit Checklist.
The member cost for the Advanced Audit is $150.
The Advanced Audit costs $350, but Tri-County Electric Co-op is offering an instant $200 when scheduling your audit! As a member, you will pay $150 to Swift Energy Partners when setting an appointment with the audit technician.
3 Reasons you should have an Energy Audit
An energy audit is an assessment of your home that shows you where you can save money on your electric bill. The energy audit technician will look at your current energy consumption trends and help you understand where and how energy is used. This data empowers you to make productive changes to your home or lifestyle and identifies potential energy-saving opportunities.
The energy audit technician can assess where your home is losing the most energy and then propose improvements to help save energy and reduce your electric bills. Once the energy audit technician identifies where your home could benefit from energy improvements, you can take steps to resolve the issue. An audit may reveal the need to clean your air ducts, change settings on appliances, install energy-efficient light bulbs, or upgrade appliances to EnergyStar models. Major upgrades could be installing a solar energy systems, replacing windows, or changing the insulation in your walls. With your energy audit technician's advice, you'll have a better idea of where to begin.
An energy audit can help you save money on your electric bills. Depending on what kind of home upgrades or lifestyle changes you make, you could save 5-30% on your electricity bill!