Blog : Giving Energy Efficiency a Number that Matters

By Katelyn | Nov 21, 2015 | in

By Michael McCord

Since its founding in 2008, Yankee Thermal Imaging has helped hundreds of residential and commercial clients reap maximum benefits from energy efficiency efforts. Recently the New England based company has been working on compiling hard numbers to quantify their financial and environmental effectiveness.

The numbers are in, and the carbon footprint reduction they have helped their customers achieve is impressive. “Collectively, we’ve saved our customers about 1.6 million pounds of CO2 emissions annually since we’ve been in business and counting,” said Cara Eisele, Yankee Thermal Imaging’s business development manager. “We started compiling the data about six months ago, and we are really excited to let our customers know the impact they are making.”

Eisele said the money savings for their customers who follow through with enhanced insulation upgrades and energy saving measures have also been significant. Depending on current fuel prices, she explained, “we estimate customers have saved on average $850 annually on their utility bills, some are higher, some lower.” Translated into a pollution saving metric, Yankee Thermal Imaging estimates the combined CO2 savings achieved is the equivalent of taking between 220 and 240 automobiles off of the road each year.

“Showing how much we are saving our customers is part of our vision as a company,” Eisele said. “Our number one concern is saving the customer money and improving the comfort level of their home, but we also believe it’s important for our customers to know that their project has a positive impact on the environment.”

Yankee Thermal Imaging helps residential homeowners and small business owners reach those savings through a comprehensive holistic approach. Starting with an initial assessment of the building, a Yankee Thermal Imaging auditor will utilize diagnostic equipment such as a state-of-the-art thermal imaging camera, and a “blower door test” which helps calculate the rate of heat or air loss in a given space.

This in depth process helps identify and pinpoint where energy loss is occurring in the building. From there the customer can choose to have Yankee Thermal Imaging’s weatherization professionals install the recommended energy improvements, therefore seeing the project through from start to finish.

Eisele said the company has continued to evolve – more than 500 successful projects and growing by the day – and has refocused their efforts on a vastly underserved small business market. Yankee Thermal Imaging employs BPI (Building Performance Institute) certificated auditors, which gives the customer a peace of mind knowing that their home is being evaluated by an educated industry professional. “Also, our auditors help oversee the installation process, which we feel puts our quality of work a step above the typical insulation contractor,” says Eisele.

Learn more about Yankee Thermal Imaging here