Like all government stimulus programs, they have something to sell.
Windows, doors, HVAC equipment (and yes even insulation) which are the last things you need to save money. This specifically means energy Star appliances (such as the Energy Star rated gasoline powered alarm clock).
So were going to promote Chinese products like light bulbs and Japanese products like Sanyo refrigerators and HVAC etc. to the general populace after we give them a bad score…
There is no such thing as a non-diagnostic energy assessment that will save you money without spending twice as much as you’ll save.
When you purchase a product to save money and it depreciates, your throwing money in the hole. When you invest in building performance improvements that last a lifetime, it is an investment and will generate a return on your investment. There is a difference!
This assessment cannot be generated without performing a “diagnostic assessment”.
However, I’ll be more than happy to give them a score and convert them to “Dave’s program of actually saving energy”! [size=2](That is if I can stomach the B.S. that goes along with the program).
Don’t get me wrong I was probably one of the biggest tree huggers of my day! Back in the day! You know, back in the day before the government and those like Al Gore started manipulating the facts?
Back then a group of people actually cared about our environment and the earth. Our environment was actually in a polluted mess and has since been cleaned up significantly just through public awareness and education. Now the politicians have jumped on the wagon to try to manipulate those that were there for their own political reasons. Now I look at everything with the microscope. And most of the time I do not like what I see. The numbers just don’t add up. Someone always has another agenda.
[size=2]If you don’t believe it, join one of these energy assessment groups and see how it turns into a political circus after you become certified.
There’s a lot of starving home inspectors out there they can use some help, so go for it! Just be careful about getting caught up in the program. You seldom get anything for nothing and you will be expected to repay your gatherings in one form or another. Just don’t sell your soul to the program.
I make $thousands, my clients save $hundreds by simply utilizing a caulking gun, HVAC mastic and Great Stuff.
I’m heading out to do two of these $640 jobs this afternoon.
“How does he do that?”
Referrals from past clients who have “experienced the difference”!
The more work you do, the more you get.
Start farming now and in a couple of years you too can give up basic home inspections…
I’m just waiting for gasoline to hit five dollars per gallon to open a franchise!