Pro Energy Consultants Opens Energy Auditing Business in Tulsa
Pro Energy Consultant Franchise Owner John Abdo recently opened his home energy auditing business in the Tulsa-area. He says a home energy audit should always be the first step in making a home more energy efficient. Company's mission is to help homeowners save money, save energy and save the environment by going green and reducing their energy costs.
TULSA, Okla. – April 6, 2010 –For homeowners in the Tulsa area battling such home performance issues like comfort, excessive energy usage and poor indoor air quality, a solution has arrived in the form of a home energy audit. At least that’s what professional home energy auditor John Abdo thinks. Abdo was recently awarded a Pro Energy Consultants home energy auditing franchise locally.
“Our comprehensive testing and analysis can help Tulsans who struggle everyday with energy cost issues or comfort issues,” said Abdo. “Many homeowners are looking to make energy efficient upgrades, and an energy audit helps make sure they’re maximizing any money invested in upgrades.”
Pro Energy Consultants, the nation’s first home energy auditing franchise, acts as an unbiased, third party as it diagnoses home performance issues for homeowners. The company, backed by more than 10,000 energy audits, also offers homeowners a guarantee. If, at the end of the test, homeowners don’t feel they’ve received valuable information about their home, then the energy audit is free. To successfully diagnose home performance issues, the company’s energy auditors first undergo extensive training at its Cleveland headquarters, followed by eight weeks of distance training.
Abdo’s customers have found the energy audit beneficial.
“I learned so much about how my house works,” said Michelle Rains of Tulsa. “Now I feel like I’ll be able to make more informed decisions when I consider energy improvements.”
The energy audit starts with the homeowner explaining the specific home performance issues he or she has been experiencing. Next, an electronic blower door is installed in an exterior door. Once activated, the blower door allows Abdo to in essence take an “X-ray” of the home by using infrared thermal imaging to identify all the hidden building leakage areas. The entire process takes approximately one to three hours. A detailed report with prioritized recommendations for maximizing the energy efficiency and comfort of the home is delivered to the homeowner within days of the energy audit.
After Tulsa resident Eric Phillips made the recommended home improvements, he said his house didn’t feel as drafty and was noticeably more comfortable.
The energy audit also helped Broken Arrow resident Matt Breiner make improvements that solved the problem of an upstairs room that was hotter than the rest of the house. “After our energy audit, we made the changes suggested and the temperature in the room is now consistent with the rest of the house.”
“It really takes a comprehensive, diagnostic energy audit by a professional using sophisticated equipment to remove all the guesswork and pinpoint what’s causing excessive energy usage and major comfort complaints,” said Abdo. “It can also save homeowners from making unnecessary costly repairs, such as replacing a furnace or installing new windows.”
“It’s great to have John as part of our team,” said Pro Energy Consultants Managing Partner Derek Sola. “Homeowners are looking for affordable solutions for solving their comfort issues and reducing energy usage.”
According to Sola, his company has experienced considerable growth since being founded in 2008. He attributes this 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. One state, Nevada, has passed legislation making energy audits mandatory in the near future. 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.
For more information, residents in the Tulsa area can call (918) 521-5151 or 888-9PROENERGY (1-888-977-6363), or visit: http://www.proenergyconsultants.com
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About Pro Energy Consultants
Pro Energy Consultants’ proven system for conducting energy audits is backed by more than 15 years experience and more than 10,000 energy audits. The company’s mission is to provide customized, comprehensive and diagnostic energy audits designed to maximize the comfort and energy efficiency of homes and “light” commercial buildings while reducing energy costs. This mission not only sets the worldwide standard for energy audits but also established Pro Energy as the world’s leading expert on the subject. In October 2008 Pro Energy began awarding franchises — making it the first national franchise in energy auditing. Being the ideal “green franchise” opportunity, it has quickly grown to more than 50 franchises nationwide. The company is headquartered in Cleveland, Ohio. For more information, call 888.9PROENERGY (1-888-977-6363) or visit www.proenergyconsultants.com.