Feeling the Chill in Your Utica-Rome Home? A NYSERDA Energy Audit Could Help

If you’re not as comfortable in your Utica or Rome, NY area home as you’d like to be, it might not necessarily be because your home comfort system isn’t working well. No matter how good your furnace or air conditioner is, it’s no match for a poorly insulated home with drafty doors and windows. If you’re concerned that the money you spend on your energy bills is going right out the leaky window with the heated or cooled air in your home, it’s time for you to consider a NYSERDA energy audit from Standard Insulating Co.

What can you expect when you call Standard Insulating for a NYSERDA energy audit in your Utica-Rome home? Your assessment will start with a health and safety check in your home. During this part of the audit, we’ll look for gas leaks, heating system issues, and hot water heater problems. The next step is depressurizing your home, which is achieved by installing a blower fan in an outside door. This helps your auditor identify how leaky your house is, and where specific leaks are. While your home is depressurized, your auditor uses an infrared camera to provide greater detail in diagnosing your home. The entire process takes about two hours.

Once your NYSERDA energy audit is complete, Standard Insulating Co. will review the data and make recommendations for your home based on our findings, which are a result of information entered into an energy modeling software program. Factors like efficiency, comfort and safety are all taken into consideration, and we then present you with final work scope options for your Rome or Utica, NY home, as well as reported analysis of potential savings. There are several incentive programs available to help families throughout central New York get the home comfort solutions they need, including the EmPower New York Program and Home Performance with ENERGY STAR®.

After you review the results of your audit and the measures for improvement recommended by Standard Insulating Co., you’ll make the decisions on what measures you’d like to move forward with. Once your contract with us is signed, program information and paperwork will need to be processed, and the project accepted into the appropriate program. Once approved, installation in your Utica-Rome home will begin. After we complete the work, we’ll return to perform a posttest and recheck your home for safety concerns. That way, we compare your initial NYSERDA energy audit to results after measures have been taken, to ensure you’re getting the best possible results from the work we’ve done for you.

After we gather the post-test information of your NYSERDA energy audit and resulting installation measures, it will be applied to the various programs offered. These programs allow most to receive anywhere between 10 and 50 percent in incentives or subsidies. Some low-income homeowners may be eligible for incentives that cover the entire cost of the project.  Additionally, there are low-interest loans are available to eligible homeowners living in the Utica and Rome, NY area. Your Standard Insulating representative and our staff will assist you with the required paperwork, and will fully explain our programs to you. You may be eligible to participate in numerous programs.

If you’d like to learn more about how a NYSERDA energy audit can help you save energy and feel more comfortable in your Rome or Utica, NY home, then give Standard Insulating a call today at (800) 738-1424 and one of our representatives will be glad to assist you. If you’d prefer to email us, we can be reached at info@standardinsulatingco.com.

About Standard Insulating Co.

Standard Insulating Co. was founded in 1928 and is now the oldest and largest insulation company in the Mohawk Valley. Using state-of-the-art technology and the Energy Smart incentive programs from the New York State Energy Research and Development Authority, Standard Insulating can determine the causes of energy loss in your home and provide the solutions. They will also determine if a family or individual qualifies for incentives up to 50% (max. $5000) and low interest loans.

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