Check Up
An energy check-up is a summarised energy analysis conducted for a single-family house.

Assisted by the construction plans, a survey is conducted in order to verify the health conditions of the thermal envelope. Heating and electricity consumption data are collected. Based on these data, a summarised current status energy balance is prepared, and then compared with the recorded consumption levels. 

The next phase consists of preparing forecasts for investments, energy consumption reduction, the cost of the saved energy and the reduction in CO2 emissions, refurbishing each element of the thermal envelope, be that roof, walls, windows or flooring. 
After weighing up the various cost and savings parameters, advice is first given regarding the interventions to execute on the thermal envelope elements that would lead to the greatest benefits; the next step is to advise an energy vector, which, in most cases, is proposed as a replacement for a oil-fired boiler. In any case, the analysis provides an overview of the interventions that are feasible with greater investments, but which may result in substantial future benefits, such as, for example, the construction of a photovoltaic system or a thermal overcoat.

An energy check-up can support the decision-making process for the owner of a single-family home who must select interventions aimed at energy consumption reduction, the utilisation of renewable energies and a reduction in the environmental impact caused by the use of the house.