Knowledge is Power: The Importance of Home Energy Assessments

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The way your home uses energy is a key part of how efficiently it operates. But if you’re like many homeowners, you may not know how efficiently (or inefficiently) your home operates — and you can’t fix the issues if you don’t know where to start.

As a Focus on Energy Wisconsin Trade Ally, RVI offers highly advanced home energy assessments that identify efficiency issues and areas of energy loss using diagnostic tests.

The information gained from a home energy assessment helps builders and homeowners determine where to focus their energy efficiency investments for optimum results.

What is a Home Energy Assessment?

Buildings need to be well-insulated, sealed, and properly ventilated to use energy efficiently and prevent issues like moisture problems, ice dams, high energy costs, or poor indoor air quality. A Home Energy Assessment uses a series of specific tests to find these and other potential issues.

We conduct assessments for new builds and existing homes. The goal of an energy assessment is to determine if there are inefficiencies in a home and to make recommendations for correcting these issues.

Assessments look at the home’s current insulation, HVAC systems, and ventilation. During the test, we can identify problems including old equipment, air leaks, mold or moisture issues, insufficient insulation, and more.

Home Energy Assessments for existing homes include:

  • Discussion
  • Inspection
  • Blower Door Test
  • Combustion Safety Test
  • Exhaust Ventilation test
  • Infrared Camera Scan
  • Report
  • Post Improvement Performance Evaluation Report

Why Should You Get an Energy Assessment?

Existing homes can be made more efficient with a home energy assessment. An assessment will show you where you are wasting energy (and therefore money) by identifying areas of energy loss.

Following our assessment, you will receive a comprehensive report containing recommendations for improving home comfort, lowering your energy costs, and boosting efficiency through insulation and air sealing.

Contact Us To Learn More About Home Energy Assessment Services in Rhinelander

 A home energy assessment is a tool that allows homeowners to address real issues without spending money on “fixes” that their home may not need. Assessments ensure that a home is properly sealed and insulated, helping you save money on heating and cooling costs year-round.

Get in touch with our Rhinelander, Wisconsin-based team of building science experts today to schedule your home energy assessment.


 We are so glad we turned to RVI for our home energy assessment!

While preparing for a new addition to our family, we were worried that we may have needed to purchase new windows for our home. A large, costly project was not something we were planning on before a baby arrived! Fortunately, we had our home assessed and they were able to show us that there were much smaller projects we could do to improve our homes’ energy use.

RVI met with us quickly and helped us come up with a game plan for the most effective projects we could tackle. We even learned that the windows were not in need of necessary replacement! They also connected us with the people we needed in order to make the recommended updates to our home. The test helped us feel more confident in our home efficiency. We highly recommend turning to RVI for your home needs!

// Jenny & Eric Prom




Since inception in 2000, RVI has been a leader in innovative Air Sealing and Insulating Systems. A family, faith, customer, and community-focused business, RVI is owned and operated by Sam and Ashly Hartmann (pictured above with their children) in their hometown of Rhinelander, WI.


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