If you’re like many homeowners in our area, you may not even know what a home energy audit is, let alone why one might benefit you. Fortunately for you, you’ve found your way to the right blog post!
Energy audits consist of a series of tests, performed by our technicians in order to determine if and where your energy opportunities—or in other words, inefficiencies—exist. You might be losing energy from any number of places within your living space without ever knowing it. Damaged HVAC ductwork can be to blame, as can improper HVAC installation form the start. Drafty windows and doors are also common culprits, and poor insulation is another possibility.
Once we perform your energy audit, we can start helping you improve your efficiency, and in turn save considerable money on utility bills. Unsure if it will really be that much of a benefit? Read on as we uncover not 1, but 3 benefits to such a service, or 3 reasons you should schedule your home energy audit today.
Lower Energy Bills!
This is probably the leading reason most homeowners seek to have energy audits done. These audits, also called energy assessments, helps us discover how your household may be wasting energy, and subsequently, money. Whether you are letting air-conditioned air out in the summer or heat out during the winter, your HVAC system has to run longer to try to compensate for the loss.
When this happens, it uses more energy than it should have to, and you wind up paying for energy bills that should have been much less. A proper home energy audit will show our professionals, and more importantly you, where you can create better sealing and insulation throughout your home, to prevent losing that energy.
Improve Home Comfort
It doesn’t matter what time of the year it is—your comfort will be affected if your indoor air is leaking out, or drafty spots are letting outdoor air inside. Things like drafty windows and doors, damaged ductwork, and poor insulation all let moisture in and conditioned air out. You can be stuck inside a muggy and uncomfortable home in the summer, and a dry one in the winter, no matter how low you set the thermostat or how long you run your HVAC systems.
Your comfort will dramatically improve once you address the issues we find in your audit.
Better Indoor Air Quality
See how we just mentioned letting moisture into your home? Summertime brings humidity, and with that humidity comes mold and mildew growth—if the inside of your home is suffering from humidity too. Sure, you can get a whole-house dehumidifier installed. In fact, we encourage this. But if you have outside air coming in, then a dehumidifier is only half the battle! When we find out where you’re losing conditioned air or letting in outdoor air, then we can help you resolve it. Set your home up for success, and set your indoor air quality systems (like the dehumidifier) up for success by investing in a home energy audit!