Tips from a Certified Energy Appraiser Seminar March 07 2014

A few months ago I attended a seminar in Houston to become a certified energy appraiser. I must admit that as someone who sells insulation everyday even I was surprised to learn how much energy (and money) mechanical insulation can save. The payback period on the cost of your insulation can be as short as 6 months. When compared to the average payback period for solar panel installations, 6 months becomes an even more impressive number. The average payoff for a solar panel installation is between 10 and 20 years. Here are some other interesting facts that I picked up at the training seminar:

  • Without insulation on your piping systems, the amount of heat loss would be 20 times
  • There are many different elements that are needed in order to accurately measure
  • Once this information is gathered, an energy audit can not only provide you with the for a relatively inexpensive cost, industrial facilities and commercial buildings can update higher. insulation savings. These elements range from operating temperatures, ambient temperature and wind speed, fuel costs, efficiency of the energy source, operating hours and more. accurate cost savings of insulation, but also measure the affect that insulation can have on your reduction of carbon emissions. Mechanical insulation can be a tool to save money and also help facilities comply with cap and trade regulations.
  • For a relatively inexpensive cost, industrial facilities and commercial buildings can update¬†their mechanical insulation and receive an annual return on investment greater than 100¬†percent.