An Energy Conservation and Disclosure audit is an essential part of the home listing process in Austin, and it’s important to find a contractor you can trust to assess your home. As energy efficiency experts and qualified ECAD Energy Professionals, you can trust us to conduct your mandatory ECAD audit before you sell your home. Click here to find out if you need an ECAD Audit.
What Is an ECAD Audit?
In 2008, the City of Austin passed an ordinance called the Energy Conservation Audit and Disclosure (ECAD) ordinance. As part of the ordinance, Austin homeowners are required to have an energy audit completed before selling their home. The code applies to all residential properties that are within the city limits, are ten years or older, and receive services from Austin Energy.
If you have a house or condo that is on the market for sale, you must have an ECAD audit completed by a certified auditor prior to the sale of the property. You do not need to make any home improvements recommended by the ECAD audit, but you do need to disclose the results of the audit to prospective buyers.
What Will an ECAD Audit Tell Me?
An ECAD audit gives both you and prospective buyers valuable information about your home’s overall energy efficiency. You’ll learn about various aspects of your home, including:
Air infiltration and weatherstripping
Your results will point you to upgrades that could improve your home’s energy efficiency, such as air sealing, duct replacement, or insulation installation. While you do not need to make any improvements to your home after your ECAD audit, doing so could make your home more competitive in the real estate market. If you made energy efficiency improvements to your home prior to your ECAD audit, your ECAD audit can advertise those improvements to potential buyers.
Green Collar Operations: Austin’s ECAD Auditors
As qualified ECAD Energy Professionals, we have the knowledge and expertise necessary to conduct a comprehensive ECAD audit on your home in Austin. We offer this service at a flat rate, meaning there won’t be any surprises with the cost of your ECAD audit. Even if you aren’t planning to sell your home, it’s a good idea to schedule an energy audit to find out where your home could be more efficient.