5Merchants Home Performance Audits

We believe that every Kiwi deserves to thrive in a healthy, comfortable home and we know exactly what it takes to create them. We specialise in examining the performance of existing homes that suffer damp, chilly winters and stuffy summers and show how to transform them into spaces that are warm, dry and energy efficient.
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Transforming your cold, damp, and mouldy house into a dry, warm, and energy-efficient home is entirely possible. However, it's crucial to first understand the causes and extent of the issues before taking any retrofit action. Just like a doctor diagnosing an illness before prescribing treatment, diagnosing your home's issues is the first step.

Without accurate information on your home's current performance, it's impossible to determine which changes will provide the most significant improvements and the best value for money. That's where we come in.

A home performance audit gives you scientific data (not just opinions) on how your home currently performs, and our advice on the best way to make it warmer and healthier with lower energy bills. It gives you the power to make informed decisions about where to make improvements and what products will work best for your home.

Our Home Performance Audit Process

Free 15 minute consultation
This allows us to understand your current situation and the level of information you have available to guide the next steps. It also gives you the opportunity to learn more about our service before choosing which Home Performance Audit package to proceed with.

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Information Gathering
To create a model of your home we need to understand the plans, location, and materials used to build it. Ideally you would supply us with the building plans, but we understand that many older homes won’t have that level of documentation available.
Photos are also extremely helpful. We can arrange a visit to your home to get the information needed if you're unable to provide it to us.*

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Energy Modeling
Using the gathered information, we employ our sophisticated software to create a digital model of your home to identify any weaknesses. With this information, we can scientifically determine the most beneficial and practical improvements for your home, considering your goals, situation, and budget. You'll be amazed when we show you the performance results these improvements can achieve.

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Reporting
Based on the Home Performance Audit results, we'll provide you with a comprehensive report detailing:

  • Which parts of your home are currently underperforming.
  • Personalised advice on what changes will make the most significant improvements to the overall efficiency of your home.
  • Recommended products to complete the suggested improvements.
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Home Performance Audit Costs

Initial Consultation

15-minute consultation for you to understand what our Home Performance Audit is, and what information we would need to complete one.

Note: This needs to be completed prior to taking up any of the energy modelling packages.

Free

45-minute energy efficiency consult

A 45-minute one-on-one consultancy service, providing general advice about energy efficiency of buildings through a phone call, Zoom meeting, or in-person at our Whanganui office. This package does not include energy-modelling or property-specific analysis.
$95

Boost Package

  • An energy model of the existing house as it is built.
  • A Home Performance Audit report.
  • A single recommendation on what will provide the most significant improvements.
From $1250*

Transformation Package

  • An energy model of the existing house as it is built.
  • A Home Performance Audit report.
  • Multiple recommendations on what will provide the most significant improvements.
From $1550*

Ultimate Package

  • An extensive energy model of the existing house as it is built.
  • A Home Performance Audit report.
  • Multiple recommendations on what will provide the most significant improvements.
  • Ventilation and window design and quote services.
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    Initial Consultation

    15-minute consultation for you to understand what our Home Performance Audit is, and what information we would need to complete one.

    Note: This needs to be completed prior to taking up any of the energy modelling packages.

    Free

    45-minute energy efficiency consult

    A 45-minute one-on-one consultancy service, providing general advice about energy efficiency of buildings through a phone call, Zoom meeting, or in-person at our Whanganui office. This package does not include energy-modelling or property-specific analysis.
    $95

    Boost Package

    • An energy model of the existing house as it is built.
    • A Home Performance Audit report.
    • A single recommendation on what will provide the most significant improvements.
    From $1250*

    Ultimate Package

    • An energy model of the existing house as it is built.
    • A Home Performance Audit report.
    • Multiple recommendations on what will provide the most significant improvements.
    • Ventilation and window design and quote services.
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    *Pricing is based on a single level, straightforward design. If your design and layout is complex, there may be an additional charge for the extra modelling required. If a site visit is required there will be an additional travel cost which is dependent on your location. Travel pricing will be discussed at your initial consultation.

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