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Is your Grand Rapids, MI home too warm in the summer? Too cold in the winter? Are your heating and cooling costs too high, or on the rise? Do you suffer from ice dams on your roof? These issues are common symptoms of poor home performance. But how do you know which home improvement upgrades will actually make your home more comfortable and energy efficient?

WMGB Home Improvement’s home energy audit process is the perfect place to start. It’s a smart investment that will pay off in lower monthly energy bills for years and years to come, not to mention higher and more consistent comfort in your own home!

A guide for homeowners

Energy Audits Help Improve Home Performance

Improving your home starts with knowing how your home is currently performing. For many of the homes here in Wyoming, Grand Haven, Grand Rapids, Holland, and Kalamazoo, MI areas, energy and air are lost through the top of the home in the attic, and are replaced by contaminated and unconditioned air from the attic or crawl space. 

Typical improvements made after an energy audit are aimed at preventing energy loss through insulation, air sealing, and more. 

Typical Home Improvements

Is a Home Energy Audit Worth It?

Even if you think you know exactly what the problem is with your insulation or air sealing, a professional home energy assessment is a smart investment.

A WGMB energy audit costs $450, and is a complete home assessment and energy evaluation of your house that helps pinpoint the exact causes of the issues in your home. The cause-and-effects of home performance aren’t always straightforward and easy to identify, especially when so much of your house is hidden behind walls and in attics and other hard-to-access areas.

With a combined 6,000+ home energy audits under our belts, the home performance experts at WMGB have seen plenty of houses where an energy audit revealed issues that a cursory visual inspection wouldn’t have. With an audit, you can feel confident that the improvements you’re making will actually solve the problems you’re having with your home.

Using Advanced Technology to Provide Whole Home Comfort Solutions

A real home energy audit isn’t just taking a few laps around a house with a clipboard. WMGB home energy efficiency consultants are Building Performance Institute-certified building science experts, and our audits are a comprehensive and thorough 2-4 hour process, including the following diagnostic tests:

Blower Door

Infrared Thermal Cameras

Infrared thermal cameras allow us to see where heat loss or gain is concentrated in a home, letting us “look” behind walls and in other hard-to-reach areas without damaging your home, revealing where upgraded insulation is needed most.

Blower Door Tests

Blower door testing measures the amount of air moving in and out of your home due to air leaks. The more air leaks you have, the more energy your home is wasting and the less likely you are to be comfortable.

What is Done During an Energy Audit?

There are eight main categories that we test and evaluate during a home energy audit:

  • Air sealing
  • Insulation
  • Radiant barriers
  • Duct work
  • Heating and Cooling Systems
  • Water heating
  • Lighting
  • Windows and Doors

All of these systems and home components work together, and each category has an influence on the others. For example, heating and cooling costs depend on many factors such as:

  • Insulation levels
  • Air leakage
  • Duct leakage
  • HVAC system efficiency
  • And more!

Healthier, Cleaner Indoor Air for Your Home

Home energy audits aren’t just about insulation and air sealing. Health hazards can be a real concern in houses, and our auditors will test and inspect for the following indoor air quality concerns during your home energy evaluation:

  • Carbon monoxide
  • Asbestos
  • Mold
  • Humidity
  • Radon

Schedule an Energy Audit Near You Today

Contact us today at 616-205-9568 to schedule a free, no-obligation estimate, or to learn more about the benefits of an energy audit and home performance upgrades like air sealing, crawlspace encapsulation, and replacing your insulation. You can also use our convenient online request form any time, day or night.

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Jason Hoek
Jason Hoek
2024-07-15
They did a great job installing the new windows.
Mechelle Schneider
Mechelle Schneider
2024-07-13
I had one problem window in my basement where the previous homeowner framed below ground level with wood.it created water leaking into my basement. After a recommendation from my daughter, I called and booked with WMGB. Because of their pricing special I replaced all my basement windows. The fellows who did the work were polite, friendly, hardworking. Anytime I contacted the office, the staff was also good to work with. The new windows are beautiful.
Jason Ballou
Jason Ballou
2024-07-11
I was pleased with the sales visit and quote process. Much of it was done through pictures and ipad before I had arrived, given our phone discusssion of the desired work. Price was relatively good, so I went forward with the job. Job turned out as expected. Work was efficient and no hang-ups along the way. The only thing is, I had an entire day window for the job, which was fine, but I would have appreciated a call when I was next, or someone was on the way. Nice to have that heads up, especially while I was working regardless. Also, I'd like to see the installers have a badge, a company shirt and vehicle, and to introduce themselves by name. It just comes off as more professional, as opposed to a plain-clothed person with an unmarked vehicle and no ID arriving at the door. Again though, project outcome and price were great.
Daniel Jones
Daniel Jones
2024-07-09
Best prices on glass block windows in town! Brandon came in, got straight to work, and had four windows completely installed within around three hours. I highly recommend WMGB for any of your window and glass block needs!
john Krohn
john Krohn
2024-06-26
My new glass block looks great. Brandon and Mark did a great job. They ran into an unforseen issue but were quick on their feet and came up with a mitigation plan, then proceeded to hit it out of the park. Very professional. Thanks for the great job!
Jack Tunge
Jack Tunge
2024-06-24
Great service, responsiveness and price. Overall very satisfied and would highly recommend.
Tom Taylor
Tom Taylor
2024-06-24
WMGB provides an excellent customer service, sales and installation experience. We had 2 basement windows replaced, the WMGB team was very professional, efficient and quick to finish the work in a timely manner! Really great folks to work with!!
Amy Foerster
Amy Foerster
2024-06-21
Knowledge and excellent customer service. Excellent product and installation. I highly recommend WMGB.
Martin Collins
Martin Collins
2024-06-16
Great people Great products Rest value Great workmanship
David W
David W
2024-06-14
Excellent work. The entire experience could not have been better, from the estimate to the installation. Great company to work with and highly recommended.

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WMGB Home Improvement is committed to making your home look its absolute best. To learn more about our home improvement products and services, give us a call at 616-205-9568 or Contact Us online.
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