Who is FOR Energy?
ANSWER: FOR Energy is a participating contractor in the Home Performance with ENERGY STAR® program, sponsored by APS & SRP. So what does that mean to you? We help Arizonans make their home a haven by optimizing its health, comfort, and efficiency.
What is the Home Performance with ENERGY STAR® Program?
ANSWER: The Home Performance with ENERGY STAR® (HPeWS) program is a comprehensive approach to improving efficiency, comfort, and in-door air quality in a home. Instead of just looking at one “problem” area within the house, HPwES looks at the entire home and how it works together to most effectively solve the home’s issues. The $99 HPwES audit includes things like combustion-appliance-zone (CAZ) testing, blower-door testing, duct leakage testing, room pressure testing, and whole home leakage testing. At the end of the testing, you will be given an individualized roadmap to a more efficient, comfortable, and an overall healthier home. You will also find out what rebates and tax credits you may qualify for. You now have a scientific way to know what's happening in your home!
What kind of a reputation does FOR Energy have in the community and online?
ANSWER: FOR Energy is a proven leader in the green initiative, treating each home like it was our own. We are proud to have earned an A+ rating with the BBB and to have received scores of high marks, including 5 stars on Yelp, from our valued customers!
Why does FOR Energy provide a Complementary Energy Evaluation at no cost?
ANSWER: We recognize that sometimes our findings may indicate areas of improvement that you may need assistance with; whether that is now, or down the road, we simply want to be your first consideration since you will already know us and trust us!
How does FOR Energy give back to the Community?
ANSWER: FOR Energy works hard to give back to deserving, local heroes in our midst through the Heal the Hero Foundation. Local firefighters, police officers, and veterans receive an individualized sponsorship so they can complete a proven 5-month brain-wellness program, using the latest in technology, to get them sleeping, working, and enjoying life again, like they used to! Ask us how you can help or click here to learn more about our hero, Doug.
What kind of an environmental impact has FOR Energy has made in Arizona?
ANSWER: Our team is committed to the future sustainability of our local communities. In 2016 alone, through the collective efforts of AZ homeowners and our team, over 700,000 kilowatt hours were removed from the grid. We have much bigger plans ahead!
What is the difference between the FOR Energy Audit and $99 Home Performance with ENERGY STAR® Audit?
ANSWER: Both audits are designed to help you understand how your home is performing with a series of visual checks and simplistic diagnostic techniques. The evaluation still let's you know what rebates and tax credits you may qualify for and provides you with a roadmap to a more efficient, comfortable, and an overall healthier home.
The $99 Home Performance with ENERGY STAR® Audit unlocks those rebates and allows you to certify your home. Both are great options to live more sustainably!
What are the major benefits of getting a Home Check-up now?
ANSWER: Waiting until you discover poor air quality or other health hazards in your home is never the best plan. You have nothing to lose and peace of mind to gain. Let us educate your family so you can increase your home value, reduce your energy bill, and make your home a haven.
How can a Home Check-up impact the value of my home?ANSWER: Acting on the recommendations provided to you after our Home Check-up can increase your home value by up to 9-13%. Energy Star Certified Homes are worth more!
How can I prepare for my Home Check-up and how long will it take?
ANSWER: Please have a copy of your utility bill ready for your Energy Specialist. He or she can take a picture, if easiest. Please provide access to your attic (when applicable). Both homeowners must be present during the audit. Besides that, just enjoy reading our website and customer testimonials to learn more about what we stand for!
Why do I need to provide my Energy Specialist with a Utility Bill?
ANSWER: We ask that you please have your bill handy so our Energy Specialist can best determine what ways we can help save you money by analyzing your current plan, as well as potentially qualifying for APS/SRP rebates. When applicable, your utility bill will also aid us in providing you with helpful information about how solar would impact your home.
What are some examples of available rebates to homeowners and how can I access these rebates?
ANSWER: There are rebates for duct sealing, insulation, attic sealing, smart thermostats, cool control devices, pool pumps, air conditioners, and solar water heaters. Some of which you can only get through an approved Home Performance with ENERGY STAR® contractor. By going through our audit program, not only will you qualify for rebates but we will apply for them on your behalf!
What if I have already had an evaluation/audit completed?ANSWER: If you’ve taken action on the priorities that were set in your original audit, then your home is likely performing well and an additional audit will not be necessary (though you may benefit from our solar consultation). However, if you didn’t take action, and would like a 2nd opinion, we highly encourage you to sit down with us and enjoy a pleasant experience with our helpful team.
What if I need to reschedule my appointment?
ANSWER: In the event of an urgent matter which requires rescheduling, please allow 24 hours advanced notice and call us at 480-237-2065.
What kind of Solar Solutions does FOR Energy provide?ANSWER: FOR Energy provides the right solution for every customer. We take the time to identify what’s important to you and if it makes more sense to lease or purchase, or whether solar is even a viable option for you. Solar doesn’t make sense for some families and we want to ensure you are fully informed so you make the right educated decision rather than regretting the decision you have made. We make it easy for you.
What are the major benefits of “going solar” and isn’t it expensive?
ANSWER: Should you qualify for solar, there are many benefits you can take advantage of right now! There is a 30% Federal Tax Credit, a $1000 State Tax Credit, and the ability to take control of your ever increasing, never-ending electric bill! We not only make it easy to move forward with solar, we make it affordable! Our programs (doesn’t matter if you lease or own) are $0 out of pocket and allow you to start seeing savings from day 1!
If I am an APS customer, what do I need to know about the upcoming change in legislation?
ANSWER: Come July 1, 2017, APS solar regulations are changing drastically. The current solar charge of $0.70 per kW is increasing to $3.00 per kW (Example: Now, a 10 kW system has solar charge of $7/month. After July 1, a 10kW system has a solar charge of $30/month) Also, instead of getting full retail credit for any excess net metered electricity, payments will be set by complex calculations based on what the electricity would be worth if it came from traditional power plants and what it actually saves the utility. Also, APS is potentially looking to add a demand charge come November 2017, though this has not yet been approved. All the July 1 changes have not yet been laid out by APS but should soon be released. If you are interested in solar, and if you qualify, you need to call today to schedule a time for a complimentary consultation. If solar is right for you, we can process your interconnection application and get you grand-fathered into the current administration of rules. On that note, 20 year grandfathered periods will be going away on July 1st and new, shorter, 10 year periods will exist.
If I am an SRP customer, do I have any viable options?ANSWER: Many solar companies may tell you “no,” hang up on you, or say they have a bad connection with you. That’s because they just haven’t taken the time to understand how the SRP solar program that went into place on December 8, 2014 works. In many cases, solar DOES work for SRP customers. Did you know the price per kWh for on-peak power on the solar SRP E-27 Rate plan is only $0.043 to $0.063 per kWh compared to $0.102 to $0.359 per kWh!! We can educate you on ways this E-27 Solar Rate plan may be the right plan for you.
How do I set up a solar consultation?
ANSWER: It’s as easy as calling 480-699-1481, choosing option 0 and scheduling your free solar consultation TODAY! Our belief is to reduce before we produce, so we encourage you to take advantage of our complimentary 16 point evaluation and see if we can assist you with making your home more efficient and utilizing the rebates available to you through your utility (after all, you have been paying into them since 2010). We look forward to hearing from you.