Hear from our founder on the Spectora Podcast with Kevin Wagstaff – Energy Raven

Hear from our founder on the Spectora Podcast with Kevin Wagstaff

Recently, our founder & CEO Shannon Bloemker engaged  in a thought-provoking discussion on the Spectora Podcast with Kevin Wagstaff. Together, they delved into the potential of a home energy assessment and why all home inspectors should consider adding them to their inspection process. 

The podcast touched on:

  • Understanding Energy Raven: Shannon outlined why this new service – a home energy assessment is really invaluable in empowering homebuyers to make informed decisions. Energy Raven’s assessment offers invaluable insights into how a home utilizes energy, pinpointing areas where efficiency improvements can be made. By assessing factors such as insulation, heating systems, and appliance efficiency, home energy assessments not only enhance energy efficiency but also contribute to long-term cost savings and environmental sustainability.
  • Harnessing New Tax Rebates: One of the compelling parts of the service is the significant new tax rebates and incentives available for home energy improvements. These incentives serve as a powerful motivator for homeowners to invest in energy-efficient upgrades, thereby lowering their utility bills, increasing the home’s comfort and being more sustainable. . 
  • Redefining the Cost of Home Inspections: Shannon outlined the minimal cost of incorporating a home energy assessment into the overall real estate transaction. By framing this as a prudent investment rather than an additional expense, it underscores the inherent value Energy Raven brings.
  • Energy Assessments with every Home Inspection: Because every home uses energy, Shannon outlined the case for including an energy assessment in every home inspection. By providing transparency regarding a home’s energy performance and identifying potential areas of improvement, inspections can empower consumers and drive demand for energy-efficient homes.
  • Home Inspections as Educational Tools: The podcast also touches on home inspections as powerful educational tools. Beyond uncovering structural issues, home inspections serve as an opportunity to educate homeowners about energy efficiency best practices and the importance of sustainable living. By fostering awareness and understanding, home inspections have the potential to catalyze a paradigm shift towards a more energy-conscious society.

Listen to the full episode here.