Of energy audits. Just got back from Phoenix and received my training as a certified building analyst from BPI, I past the written test as well as the field exam and my blower door is on it’s way. So, I have decided my construction company will perform these energy audit utilizing infrared and the blower door and then will make recommendations to complete the repair which We’ll do too. I’m going to the local home show next month and will advertise my company as a Certified Performance Contractor.
I’m thinking of giving away two free energy audits, one for Saturday and one for Sunday. That will hopefully give me plenty of name to add to my data base and also my hopes are that people come away from my booth with what a real energy audit can do for them.
Free as in marketing to many homeowners which I can add to my mailing list with the lure of winning a free energy audit. My thought that when people think they have a chance to win something the freely fill out the registration card.
Not to mention I will be giving them a list of repairs that my company will install. For a fee that is.
The trend with energy audits or trained performance contractor is we already know houses and have worked on them for years, as far as the audit goes, just like thermal imaging, it is what it is. And different parts of the country have there own ROI per dollar so it’s relatively easy to show the homeowner how to save the most and get a decent return on the investment all while maintaining your house.
No, but I have been considering getting hooked up with John O’s. Others on this MB swear by it. The idea being to get their permission to send them the e-newsletter, to keep you in their minds, for when they are ready for your services. You have already provided them a service with value (the e-newsletter), and they can’t help but assume you will do the same with your other services.
Everyone else who entered the drawing is a “lucky second place winner” and qualifies for a $25 discount on the service!
Sounds like a good venture in the current environment, especially considering what cap and trade will do to energy costs. Need to find a way for clients to get a tax credit to cover some of the cost of the audit and repairs. Let us know how it goes, some of us may join you in other markets.
Chuck, That’s a great idea, I am going to do that.
John, Thanks, I’ve already signed up.
Mario, most of the contractors in my area don’t even have a web site yet. NH is getting 26 million for weatherization and you have to be certified to do the work, well guess what, hardly anyone is certified. Every house that gets federal money will have to have an energy audit before and after. We just don’t know all the rules yet. All the money and guidelines are on the way.
I can’t tell you guys how impressed I was with the effects with regard to the blower door on a house and the infrared will enhance it even more.