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Services and Pricing
Kinightic Corporation provides independent energy audits for homes and businesses, and other healthy home assessments such as radon and combustion appliance testing. We do not provide any “add on” services, such as insulation installation or radon mitigation. This gives us a truly independent perspective on the results of our audits and tests. Should you choose to pursue making your structure safer and more efficient (as we hope you will!), we would be happy to guide you through the myriad of options available to you.

$100 Home/Small Business Basic Energy Audit
This is the most basic of energy audits, consisting of a review of utility bills, and a walk through of the building by a certified and knowledgeable analyst. During the walk-through points for energy savings will be noted, with a final report prepared detailing all areas for improvement.

$150 Combustion Appliance Testing - for a building 2500 square feet or less

This test will use specially designed equipment to determine the combustion efficiency of all natural gas/propane appliances located within the structure, which for a home could typically be the furnace, hot water heater, dryer and oven. The test will identify any dangerous conditions which exist, such as harmful combustion products being vented into the living space. Also included is a leakage test of all accessible natural gas/propane lines in the structure. A final report will be provided, detailing any areas of concern.

Radon testing starts at $175 for a residence
In most cases (including all residential cases) an electronic monitor will be used, with results available the same day the test is concluded (minimum test length is 48 hours). For commercial buildings and larger or more complex homes, multiple monitors will be needed, depending upon the size and configuration of the building. To test buildings of this sort, a price will be quoted on a per job basis.

$200 Duct Testing - for a building 2500 square feet or less
Testing of ductwork can be performed by itself, or added to any other package of services. The results will show what percentage of air from your ductwork is being delivered to the registers where you want it, with the rest leaking out of the ductwork while being transported. When coupled with a package that includes an air in-leakage test, the duct leakage test will also show how much air from the ductwork is leaking to an area outside the conditioned space, i.e. the normal living space.

$200 Air In-Leakage Test - for a building 2500 square feet or less
For this test a large fan is placed in a door (i.e. a ”blower door”), the building is closed up, and the fan is used to depressurize the building. An infrared camera will be used to reveal areas where the building envelope is not sealed correctly to the outside, and areas where more insulation may be needed. A final report will be provided, detailing recommendations were improvements could be made.

$350 Comprehensive Energy Audit - for a building 2500 square feet or less
This audit bundles the Basic Audit, Air In-Leakage Test, and Combustion Safety Tests, and conforms to the standards of the Building Performance Institute (BPI). In addition, a simplified computer model of the home will be constructed, and used to evaluate recommendations by efficiency and cost. A final report will be provided, detailing areas of concern, recommendations for improvements, and the computer model analysis of those improvements.

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RECOMMENDED
$450 Comprehensive Energy Audit and Radon Testing Bundle – for a building 2500 square feet or less.
This option will perform the Comprehensive Energy Audit in conjunction with a radon test.
$1000 Comprehensive Energy Audit with a Home Energy Rating Score (HERS) – In addition to everything provided by the comprehensive audit, this option will collect information about the structure to build a computer model of it, allowing for simulations and also providing a HERS score for the building. This model can then be used to determine the benefits of various improvements to the comfort and efficiency of the building. If this is new construction, this can be used as documentation for the Nicor/ComEd energy efficiency programs, or to provide Energy Star certification. If the structure tested is a home for sale, this rating can be included in the “HERS Rating” field of the Multiple Listing Service.

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$650 Comprehensive Energy Audit with a Home Energy Rating Score (HERS)
In addition to everything provided by the comprehensive audit, this option will collect information about the structure to build a computer model of it, allowing for simulations and also providing a HERS score for the building. This model can then be used to determine the benefits of various improvements to the comfort and efficiency of the building. If this is new construction, this can be used as documentation for the Nicor/ComEd energy efficiency programs, or to provide Energy Star certification. If the structure tested is a home for sale, this rating can be included in the “HERS Rating” field of the Multiple Listing Service.


Energy Audit Follow-up Testing

Kinightic Corporation wishes to keep its customers as educated and well informed as possible. If a customer has an audit, then has a contractor perform work, we would be happy to return to the building to perform energy audit follow-up testing. This testing will be quoted by the job at a reduced rate from the initial test.


For buildings larger than 2500 square feet, the price will be as quoted. For comprehensive energy audits, the service fee will increase $100 for each 1000 additional square feet being tested. For example, a 3500 square foot home would be quoted at $450 for a comprehensive energy audit ($350 + $100).

Other Services
Kinightic Corporation provides consulting services related to all areas of building science. We can test complex commercial or industrial buildings, investigate home comfort issues, ice dams, moisture issues, or any other building related issue. If you have a problem, please contact us so we can help!

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