U.S. Department of Energy Recognizes Pro Energy Consultants On 2011 Century Club Contractor List
PHOENIX (May 8, 2012) – The U.S. Department of Energy has recognized the Phoenix franchise of Pro Energy Consultants, a premier energy auditing firm specializing in solving comfort, energy efficiency and indoor air quality issues in residential and light commercial buildings, as one of its 2011 Home Performance with ENERGY STAR® Century Club Contractors.
The Century Club Award recognizes companies nationwide that have improved the energy efficiency of more than 100 homes in the past year. This year, there are only 86 companies on the list. These contractors participate in the Home Performance with ENERGY STAR program, which is sponsored locally by organizations such as APS, SRP, the City of Phoenix and other government agencies.
"Century Club Contractors have focused their businesses on providing comprehensive solutions resulting in whole-house improvements backed by ENERGY STAR,” said Ely Jacobsohn, Program Manager of Home Performance with ENERGY STAR. “These improvements increase the comfort and value of a home, and reduce the amount of energy used to operate the home. That means money in the homeowner's pocket, a more reliable grid, and a healthier environment."
Contractors participating in a Home Performance with ENERGY STAR program get specialized training to diagnose homes to determine where energy improvements are warranted. Rather than focusing on a single problem, like an old heating or cooling system, not enough insulation in the attic, or leaky windows, these contractors consider how improvements throughout a home can work together to give homeowners the best results. Homes can be expected to be more comfortable, healthier and result in typical energy savings of 20 percent or more.
According to Pro Energy Consultants Phoenix franchise owners Vince Hunter and Alan Hart, an energy audit should always be the first step in making a residential or commercial building more energy efficient. Pro Energy’s professional consultants assess the energy efficiency of homes and buildings using advanced equipment and tools, including a blower door and thermographic images from an infrared camera. The thermographic images included in Pro Energy’s audit reports can reveal insulation effectiveness, water and air leaks, and other common issues that contribute to wasted energy and higher bills.
In addition to detailed audit reports, Pro Energy consultants discuss the results with customers, helping them identify the problem areas, and recommending a list of prioritized improvements necessary to make the building more energy efficient. The company, whose owners each have nearly 30 years’ residential homebuilding experience, can also make any improvements needed. Plus, with utility rebates, homeowners can qualify for a rebate towards their energy efficient home improvements, further encouraging American homeowners to make greener living choices that help save money and the environment.
“At Pro Energy, we understand that every little bit counts,” said Hunter. “Even simple improvements — from sealing ductwork to adding insulation and switching to more energy efficient light bulbs — can have a hugely positive effect on the environment and can cut energy costs significantly. With every consumer that becomes aware of the energy use in their home or building, that’s one more step toward a healthier environment, and we’re committed to moving forward every day.”
Pro Energy Consultants’ proven system for conducting energy audits is backed by more than 15 years’ experience and more than 12,000 energy audits. The company’s mission is to provide customized, comprehensive and diagnostic energy audits designed to maximize the comfort and energy efficiency of homes and “light” commercial buildings while reducing energy costs. This mission not only sets the worldwide standard for energy audits but also established Pro Energy as the world’s leading expert on the subject.
The Phoenix office of Pro Energy Consultants is located at 20819 N. 25th Place, Suite B102. For more information about Pro Energy Consultants, its home energy audits or how to schedule an audit today in preparation of the summer heat, call (602) 368-8811 or visit http://phoenix.proenergyconsultants.com.