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Energy Auditor

Services, costs and hiring best practices - proven tips for getting great Energy Auditing and Consulting Service

January 2014

When hiring and working with an Energy Auditor, every homeowner needs to know: What services does an Energy Auditor commonly provide? What is the best way to find good prospects? What should I look for when I interview the Energy Auditor? And most importantly, how do I make sure that the Energy Auditing and Consulting Service is done right?

Use the following information to understand your options, make good decisions and get quality work at a fair price.

Energy Auditor - FAQ

How do I avoid the scams and get good Energy Auditing and Consulting Service at a fair price?Find an Energy Auditor that (i) has recently provided good work to someone you trust and (ii) passes a background services screening test. Compile a COMPLETE, detailed list of work and quality requirements (see the next section). Have the Energy Auditor prepare a "not to exceed" estimate. Agree on the final price, sign a complete written agreement (see below) before any work begins.
What should I expect to pay for Energy Auditing and Consulting Service?Most Energy Auditing and Consulting Service work is quoted at a fixed price, for specific service(s) or deliverables. The underlying hourly rate for an Energy Auditor ranges from $48 to $71. Usually, a minimum fee will be charged, which represents 1.5 - 2 hours of effort. In some cases, the quoted job price may be negotiable, particularly if other work is performed by the Energy Auditor.
Do I need to use a licensed Energy Auditor for my job? If so - how do I verify license status?Energy Auditing and Consulting Service is commonly performed without a professional license.
Should I use an insured Energy Auditor for my project?Insurance is usually not required for or needed for Energy Auditing and Consulting Service.
Does my Energy Auditor need to be bonded?A bond is generally not required for Energy Auditing and Consulting Service.

Energy Auditor - Services

An Energy Auditor can handle a number of jobs, activities and problems. The list below summarizes common Energy Auditing and Consulting Services. Follow the appropriate links below to learn more about cost, options and quality requirements:

Energy Auditor - Finding and Hiring

Not every Energy Auditor has the same ability. Experience, skills, and sense of acceptable quality vary considerable. To get the results that you expect, it is essential that you put appropriate effort behind finding an Energy Auditor matched to the specific requirements of your job - not simply someone that puts you at ease or wins your confidence. Before starting, make sure that you completely understand the work you want the Energy Auditor to perform and the job quality you expect. Then, begin the selection process outlined below:

Energy Auditor - Important Agreement / Contract Terms

A written agreement greatly improves your odds of success when working with an Energy Auditor. Never start work until you have a complete agreement signed by your Energy Auditor. For small jobs use a written work order. For larger projects, use a detailed contract. Never feel pressured to use the Energy Auditor's standard contract. Make sure the following points are included in the agreement:

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