Tired of ice dams on the roof, uncomfortable rooms, skyrocketing utility bills, or condensation dripping off the windows and walls? Like a doctor using x-rays and blood work to diagnose problems before suggesting treatment, Energy360's BPI certified home energy auditors employ state-of-the-art technology such as blower doors and thermal imaging to isolate and diagnose the source of these and other problems throughout the building. Since air doesn’t move in a straight line and the source of drafts and air-leakage are many times far removed from where they are felt, we leverage some level of building diagnostics in all of our engagements. This enables us and you to determine where specific improvements can make a real difference. No guesswork involved. No “hoping” that the problem will be solved. We guarantee results. After improvements are made, we can then re-run those tests to ensure that the problems were resolved.

Because of the acknowledged benefits that building diagnostics deliver, most programs involving funding for energy efficiency improvements require a home energy audit to qualify. For these and other purposes, Energy360 Solutions provides energy audit services to owners of both new and existing homes. We also furnish these services to homebuilders, property managers, architects and others working with residential property. Energy360’s residential building diagnostics service offerings are detailed below.

Contact us with any questions or to find out more about our home energy audit process; we'd be happy to chat.  

Home Energy Audit

For existing homes, we offer an audit that is a diagnostic survey and inspection. An energy audit usually takes 2-3 hours of time at your home.

During a home energy audit we use sophisticated instruments such as blower doors and infrared cameras for diagnosing the source of problems. The blower door is able to test the overall air tightness of a house and is essential to you and our inspectors for finding where the home is leaking cold air in or losing conditioned air to the outside. Infrared imaging enables you and our inspectors to see colder and warmer areas in walls, ceiling and windows. The two instruments together enable pinpoint accuracy for identifying drafts and energy loss through the building envelope.

Drafts, loss of heat in winter, and high utility costs for AC in summer can each be cost effectively addressed by tacking action on the items identified in an audit.

In each energy audit we inspect the insulation levels throughout the home, including the attic, basement, and walls. For more information regarding our home energy audits, contact us or click here.

Energy Star Certifications

The US Environmental Protection Agency's (EPA) and its utility-sponsored ENERGY STAR Homes program requires a HERS Audit.

A HERS Rating for an Energy Star project begins with a computer model and analysis based upon plans and specifications.  A preliminary energy rating is calculated. If the energy rating is too high, recommendations are made to improve the design and/or specs for the purposes of energy performance and to achieve the required Rating = 85 score or better. Recommendations address framing, insulation, air-sealing, and ventilation strategies, as well as assisting with decisions on selecting ENERGY STAR labeled appliances and lighting fixtures.

Construction Phase Inspections – During construction, the HERS Rater must inspect the air-seal and insulation before any is concealed by dry-wall, cabinets or other work. Additional mid-construction inspections may be needed during construction.

Final Inspection – When the home is completed, the HERS Rater inspects and tests the house. Testing includes using a state-of-the-art blower door and an air-duct testing unit (if applicable).  Ultimately, if all passes inspection and testing, the home is certified as Energy Star, which qualifies the builder to obtain a $2,000 tax credit and be an Energy Star Partner.

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  • Leslie DiMaggio, Fox River Grove, IL

    I want to tell you that we are COMPLETELY satisfied with the work you guys did at the house... The house definitely feels cooler. We know you guys made an extra effort with us and also gave us a great price. We love you guys!!!!!!!! I have already recommended you to three people. Thanks!

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  • Toby Trabert, Oak Park, IL

    I own a Victorian style home that desperately needed insulation. I hired Energy360 Solutions and they discovered major air leakage through the many nooks and crannies of my attic.

  • Scott Gillis, Woodridge, IL

    My home was uncomfortable. It was so difficult to keep it warm in the winter and there was no sound barrier. We could hear everything that was going on outside. We needed insulation and called Energy360 Solutions. They provided us with a great solution using dense packed Cellulose insulation.

  • The Holzl Family, Mt Prospect, IL

    After 14 years of living in our house, and suffering each winter in our chilly family room built over a crawlspace, we hired Energy360 Solutions to perform an energy audit of our entire house. One of their findings was that we were losing heat out of the wall joists of the crawlspace.

  • Ken & Julie Kittredge, Mt Prospect, IL

    Our first ever energy audit from Energy360 solutions was a very exciting and interactive experience. We learned so much about the energy efficiencies of our home or better said the lack of efficiencies.

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    Our home was sealed and insulated in March 2014. The results were immediate. The house air conditioning was improved especially in the upper floors. This cold winter comfort improvement in heating the house was successful.