CEE's quality assurance experts provide inspections after energy efficiency improvements have been completed at a home. Inspection staff go through the work scope with the homeowner to ensure that the work paid for was completed to industry standards.
To inspect and verify the quality of insulation work, CEE uses blower doors, infrared cameras, smoke puffers, and other diagnostic equipment. If any ventilation systems were installed or if the home had any previously, inspectors can also verify that they are operating properly and offer recommended ventilation measures for the home.
Inspectors also perform combustion safety tests on mechanical equipment to make sure that appliances are venting properly and that carbon monoxide levels are within acceptable standards. If any issues are found during the inspection, CEE will provide a detailed report of where they were and what corrective action can be taken to resolve them. As a final wrap up, the inspector goes over recommendations for potential further energy efficiency upgrades to the home.
We provide quality assurance inspections for the following programs:
Authorized Insulation Contractor Program
This service certifies Insulation Contractors to ensure that their customer's insulation projects comply with industry quality standards. CEE works with Minnesota Energy Resources to provide the Authorized Insulation Contractor Program.
Xcel Energy’s Whole Home Efficiency Program
CEE provides quality assurance inspections for homes that participate in the Whole Home Efficiency Program, which helps homeowners find projects that increase their energy savings, in addition to earning rebates by taking a whole home approach to energy efficiency.
Noise Mitigation Program
CEE can verify that the recommended home improvements installed as a result of the Metropolitan Airport Commission’s Noise Mitigation Program meet industry standards.
Insulation Upgrades from Home Energy Squad Visits
As part of some Home Energy Squad visits, CEE connects qualified contractors with homeowners to install insulation. Our staff performs quality assurance inspections to make sure that the insulation and ventilation work has been installed properly and is safe.
Quality Assurance Manager