New Jersey Home Energy Solutions

Frequently Asked Questions (FAQ)

Q: What is an energy audit?

A. home energy audit is a service consisting of descriptive tests and calculated observations. The data profile created from an energy audit is fundamental to formulating the best plan to reduce heating and cooling costs in your home. NJHES adheres to BPI regulations when performing energy audits. BPI (Building Performance Institute) is a national standards development organization for residential energy efficiency and weatherization retrofit work.


Q: I know I need insulation, why conduct and energy audit?

A. We are insulation contractors. From a business perspective we would love to skip the audit. This is not in your best interest. The whole house approach to mitigating heat-loss problems is in your best interest from an economic and health perspective.


Q: What is the return on investment for energy upgrades

A. Each home is different and so are the habits of it's occupants. 20-40% for lighting, air-sealing and insulating. 2-4 year payback period. 10-20% for heating, cooling windows and doors. 5-10 year payback.


Q: How long does an Energy Audit take?

A. 2 hours would be super-fast, usually it take 3 to 4 hours to do a complete audit.


Q. I have rental property. Why would I do energy improvements if I don't pay the bills?

A. Turnover is a landlords worst nightmare. If your tenant stays happy your turnover goes down and your profits go up. Tenants do respond and leave when utility bills are unreasonable.