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‘Unlike standard thermal surveys our process is centred around and closely involves the residents. It consists of 3 key phases. Plus, two further special phases.

 

 Phase 1 - Energy Tracing-Pre Retrofit

The residence is prepared by heating to 10 degrees above the outside temperature for 2 days. The Energy Tracer visits and uses a special small thermal camera system to identify poor insulation. Our draft maker generates, a small pressure difference across all external surfaces to simulate wind.  The camera sees the incoming cold draughts. Its image is WiFi'd to a display the resident views and a continuous recording is made including the Tracer’s verbal report. All internal surfaces are inspected. The whole building airtightness is measured using the room sizes uploaded by the resident during the booking process. Then an advice session is recorded covering Energy Saving, Air Quality, Comfort and suitability for Air Source Heat Pump. A copy of the video plus our DIY Shallow Retrofit Pack is explained and left.

​How much Does it cost? 

One    Bedroom Flat                    £150 

Three Bedroom or less House    £250

Four   Bedroom House                £300

Five    Bedroom House                £350

Payable on completion of Booking Process

For Properties that don't match any of the above criteria, please make an enquiry via the "Contact Us" tab.

 

Phase 2 – Energy Shallow Retrofit DIY

Reducing your energy consumption is by behavioural change and physical changes to the property. The DIY pack encourages both. Behaviour is changed by seeing what is left on and measuring every device's consumption during use and in standby. Physical changes are what you can do yourself helped via a password to our Shallow Retrofit Training Videos. When the changes are complete a different Energy Trace is wise to check the work and savings obtained.

A member of our team calls each month to check how you are progressing.

How much Does it cost?  No charge as included in the pre retro trace fee.

 

​Phase 3 – Energy Tracing -Post Shallow Retrofit

As the Shallow Retrofit concentrates on air tightness and ventilation It is important a Post Retro Trace is done to check the infiltration and measure ventilation for air quality and safety. It checks the improvement in performance and provides the data for a heat pump installation under the Microgeneration Certification Scheme [MCS]. Installing a heat pump run on renewable electricity gives you a net zero home and avoids the need for expensive professional deep retrofit to PAS 2035 regulations. Monitoring the heating, comfort and cost per year validates the home's performance.

 

How much Does it cost? 

One    Bedroom Flat                    £150 

Three Bedroom or less House    £250

Four   Bedroom House                £300

Five    Bedroom House                £350

Payable on completion of Booking Process

 

Phase 4 – Energy Tracing- Post Deep Retrofit

 If, however, you wish to gain further energy saving, major measures are required and need to be carried out by competent professionals under building control supervision. However, the post Shallow Retro Trace gives useful information into the deep retrofit planning. Deep retrofit is expensive and you may delay until affordable. There are various grants to part fund but these require a PAS 2035 process and approved Trust Mark registered contractors.

When complete a Post Deep Retrofit Energy Trace checks the work and the savings.

How much Does it cost? 

One    Bedroom Flat                    £150 

Three Bedroom or less House    £250

Four   Bedroom House                £300

Five    Bedroom House                £350

Payable on completion of Booking Process

 

Phase 5 – Energy Tracing - Post Heat Pump

There is controversy about heat pump performance with some unable to hold 20c in cold weather and are costly. We have developed a special Energy Trace to diagnose the problem. Mostly the real building is worse than the computer version in the installer’s software. A home diagnosed with our trace and treated with DIY shallow retrofit measures would not suffer this. However, most heat pumps are installed with little or no preparation to get the home Heat Pump Ready. This is a very detailed service taking into account both the home and the heating performance and is undertaken by especially trained tracers based in Malvern.’

How much Does it cost? Price On Application please use the contact tab.

 

Energy Tracing – Non-residential buildings

We have built up the expertise and equipment to trace buildings such as community centres, churches, parish halls etc.

How much Does it cost? Price On Application’ please use the contact tab.

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