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Why a Home Energy Tune Up?

To reduce utility bills, the first step is to find out where you are wasting energy.

In order to most-effectively reduce your utility bills you need a residential energy inspection—which should be done by a Certified Energy Inspector who has no financial interest in the improvements recommended. BK Home Inspections, LLC. is a Certified Energy Inspector.

BK will do a thorough energy audit by examining, measuring, and evaluating the factors that affect energy use in your home, e.g., size of the home, efficiency of appliances, insulation, draftiness of rooms, and efficiency of heating and cooling systems (HVAC). The information gathered during the energy audit is analyzed using specialized software to produce a comprehensive Home Energy Tune-up Report. The Home Energy Tune-up Report shows which energy-efficiency improvements would reduce energy costs and make the home more comfortable. The analysis takes into account regional variables such as local weather, implementation costs, and fuel prices.

The Home Energy Tune-up Report contains estimates of the savings, costs and payback for each energy-efficiency recommendation. It identifies the group of improvements that, if financed, will save more on energy bills than it costs. These are the improvements that everyone can make since they require no out-of-pocket cost when financed.

It can even save money and help avoid surprises on project estimates. The detailed recommendations section enables contractors to provide preliminary cost estimates without a visit to your home. It also explains how to get the best energy savings from these improvements by listing related no-cost low-cost measures that you can take.

In most cases, energy efficiency upgrades pay for themselves in a few years through energy savings.

  • Customers with no money to invest can still afford to invest in energy improvements by financing those items whose monthly energy savings are greater than their costs.
  • Customers who want to make a wise investment can implement all recommended upgrades to increase home comfort and value further, and to obtain a good non-taxable return.

Is your energy bill too high? Call Bob at BK Home Inspections and find out how much money you can save!  262-993-7755.


Bob Beisbier, owner of BK Home Inspections, is a Certified Master Home Inspector who has been providing professional and thorough home inspections in southeast Wisconsin for over 12 years. Bob is Infrared certified, DILHR Certified, and provides Home Energy Tune-ups, Environmental Data Reports, Pre-sale Home Inspections and Pre-offer Home Inspections.