I wish I could tell you that Cash for Caulkers was going to be retroactive from the beginning of this year, or even last year. I wish that the plan was a little further along in the process and we knew more details. This would help homeowners make decisions about what they can do now, and it would help us here at Home Performance NC know the best move to make to help out people living in central NC. We are hoping that it will be a retroactive plan, at least to the beginning of this year. Several blog posts on various energy efficiency/”green” blogs have suggested as much.
In any case, if it *is* going to be retroactive from the beginning of the year then I suggest that anyone who wants part of the action contact a BPI analyst for an energy audit appointment as soon as you can. We’ve heard through the BPI newsletter that BPI professionals will be the ones performing “quality assurance testing,” which only makes sense to us. This means a complete, professional energy audit, including test in, to determine the problems in your home, then a test-out, to determine whether the work that was done will yield result.
We predict that energy auditors are going to become pretty busy in the next couple of months. This is great news for us, but for you – the homeowner – it means you’ll need to plan ahead. We don’t know how long Cash for Caulkers will go on, but people will need to plan several months ahead in order to get the audit and the work done, especially in a competitive environment.
If you’re interested in an energy audit by a BPI analyst, please contact us at Home Performance NC. Mark, our lead auditor, is BPI certified, and has a bunch of other certifications and verifications to his name – in other words, he’s thoroughly qualified to do an audit on your home. He is happy to travel anywhere in central NC to do an audit – we’re located in Pittsboro, but he’s traveled to Lexington, Rougemont, Greensboro, North Raleigh – anywhere within a couple of hours of our home in central North Carolina – to do an audit. He’d also consider traveling further if he was doing more than one audit over a period of several days. E-mail: firstname.lastname@example.org ; phone: 919 360-1570.