Pro Energy Consultants Now Offers Comprehensive Home Energy Audits in Ann Arbor, Mich.
CLEVELAND – June 19, 2009 – Pro Energy Consultants, the nation’s first home energy audit franchise, has announced its expansion into Ann Arbor, Mich., with the signing of a new franchisee. The new franchisee owner, Doug King, will provide local homeowners with standardized, comprehensive energy audits designed to maximize the home’s energy efficiency and reduce energy costs.
“With Pro Energy, I found a great opportunity to not only run my own business, but provide a service beneficial to today’s homeowner and help the community of Ann Arbor become a little greener,” said King, who prior to joining the Pro Energy franchise worked as an IT project manager for a Fortune 500 company.
“Drawing upon my background in engineering and experience as a manager in the architecture, aerospace and automotive industries, my goal is to help people with their individual energy conservation efforts and build general awareness of simple changes that can add up to make a big difference,” added King.
Pro Energy Consultants uses state-of-the-art infrared imaging and blower-door testing to determine wasteful energy use in a home or facility. The process begins when a blower door is installed to the home’s front door frame. The blower door acts like a giant fan and blows air out of the home, exaggerating the airflow and pressurization of the house and making energy leakage far more detectable. Pro Energy Consultants then uses the latest in infrared technology to scan the structure and systems in the home.
“Our comprehensive testing and technical equipment gives homeowners a clear picture of exactly where their home is losing energy, and therefore, wasting money,” said King.
“We’re excited Doug has joined the Pro Energy Consultants team,” said Pro Energy Consultants Managing Partner Derek Sola. “Ann Arbor is a perfect market for us. We’ve received a tremendous amount of interest in this area from homeowners who are looking for affordable ways to reduce energy consumption and costs.”
According to Sola, Pro Energy has experienced considerable growth since being founded in 2008. He attributes this largely to the nation’s increased focus on fiscal responsibility and energy conservation. For example, several states are beginning to subsidize and reward homeowners who make their homes more energy efficient. Nevada has passed legislation making energy audits mandatory in the near future, and many more states are considering similar legislation. In addition, many states will receive millions of dollars this year in stimulus grants for energy-efficient projects, including weatherization of homes.
To schedule an energy audit, Ann Arbor-area residents can call (734) 827-1003.
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About Pro Energy Consultants
Pro Energy Consultants, founded in 2008, is the first national franchise in residential energy auditing. Its mission is to provide standardized, comprehensive energy audits designed to maximize the home’s energy efficiency and reduce energy costs. Given the current economic conditions, it represents the ideal “green franchise” opportunity by providing franchisees a high-demand business with a low-cost of entry. The company, headquartered in Cleveland, Ohio, currently has 22 franchises nationwide. For more information, call 888.9PROENERGY or visit www.proenergyconsultants.com.