home-performance-energy-starThe Home Energy Detective is proud to work with the Home Performance with ENERGY STAR program in Northern Virginia to deliver whole-house energy savings to improve comfort and help protect the environment.

The Home Energy Detective is the company with the most reported job activity in the Northern VA Home Performance With Energy Star program.



A drafty house, rooms that are too hot or too cold, and high energy bills are common concerns for homeowners in Northern Virginia. Installing a new heating or air conditioning system, replacement windows or adding more insulation may fix part of the problem. But at The Home Energy Detective, we take a "whole-house" approach.

We participate in Home Performance with ENERGY STAR, sponsored locally by Building Performance Institute and the Environmental Protection Agency, offering a comprehensive approach to home improvement that increases energy efficiency, lowers utility bills, and makes your home more comfortable. We can also show you how to take advantage of federal tax credits of up to $500 for energy-efficient improvements.

The Home Energy Detective employs highly trained inspectors so your home energy audit is done professionally, safely and with high tech equipment.

We specialize in expert home energy efficiency audits, reducing home energy bills and expenses, improving home energy efficiency and serve Fredericksburg, Virginia, Maryland, District of Columbia and surrounding areas.

VA Contractor License #2705 114656 A

For more information, call The Home Energy Detective at 866-933-2590.


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Why Home Performance with ENERGY STAR?

See ENERGY STAR's article: Home performance with ENERGY STAR® - A cost-effective strategy for improving efficienty in existing homes.

Thorough Diagnosis

The Home Energy Detective uses state-of-the-art equipment to evaluate your home from top to bottom. Based on this assessment, we will recommend comprehensive improvements that will yield the best results for you and your family. Once you select the improvements that fit your needs and budget, we will help you get the job done.

Quality Assurance

The Home Energy Detective participates in Building Performance Institute and the Environmental Protection Agency’s Home Performance with ENERGY STAR program. Together we are committed to quality assurance. Building Performance Institute and the Environmental Protection Agency holds contractors to high standards.

When work is completed, we will run another set of tests to show the difference the improvements have made. Our work is also spot-checked by independent third-parties, so you can have added confidence that your job will be done correctly.
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Common Recommendations

While we will develop an individualized plan for your home, we often recommend:


Sealing air leaks and adding insulation

Sealing air leaks is the first step to making your home more energy-efficient. Air leaks around your house, especially leaks in the basement and attic can cause significant loss of heated or cooled air. These leaks can make your house uncomfortable and make your heating or cooling system work harder. After sealing leaks, we may also recommend adding insulation to make rooms more comfortable.


Improving heating and cooling systems

If your furnace or air conditioner is more than 10 years old, we may recommend replacing it with a unit that has earned the ENERGY STAR® label. When properly sized and installed, these high-efficiency units can save you up to 20% on heating and cooling costs.


Sealing ductwork

Many homes have leaky or uninsulated duct work that can cause heated or cooled air to be distributed unevenly through the house. Sealing, fixing, and insulating ductwork can make your home more consistently comfortable and help your heating and cooling system work more efficiently.


Upgrading lighting and appliances

Energy used for lighting and appliances can account for nearly half of your utility bill. Installing ENERGY STAR qualified lighting and appliances can make a big difference. Renewable energy systems, such as solar electricity or solar hot water heating, provide even more savings.



ENERGY STAR, sponsored by the U.S. EPA and U.S. DOE, helps us all save money and protect the environment with energy-efficient products and practices. Products in more than 40 categories can earn the government's ENERGY STAR label. Learn more at www.energystar.gov.