What will they do during your home energy audit? Why should you get an audit done?
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10 REASONS TO GET YOUR HOME ENERGY AUDIT:
Do you ever feel like you’re throwing money out the window? When it comes to paying your utility bills, you may be doing just that. The average U.S. household spends about $2,200 a year on energy resources, reports the Environmental Protection Agency, with roughly half of that going to heating and cooling.
Simple changes – switching to compact-fluorescent bulbs, lowering your thermostat setting in the winter and servicing your furnace regularly – will help reduce your consumption. The real key, though, is a whole-house efficiency plan. Even a top-of-the-line power-saving furnace will waste a lot of fuel if the ducts, walls, attic, windows and doors in your home are not properly sealed and insulated. In the duct system alone, about 20 percent of the air moving through can be lost to leaks, holes and poor connections.
The first step to finding out how much you’re wasting is a comprehensive home energy audit. Such a test will help you identify air leaks and find out how well your insulation works. Air leaks can waste up to 30 percent of a home’s energy resources use. The biggest culprits are openings in your ceilings, walls, and floors. Others include fireplaces and even electrical outlets. One of the most cost-effective ways to improve efficiency is to add insulation in your attic, but even something as simple as sealing windows with weather-stripping and caulk can help lower your bills. Sealing and insulating your home’s entire envelope (outer walls, ceiling and roof, windows, doors, and floor) could cut heating and cooling costs by around 20 percent.
A home energy audit is one of the most important things you can do to increase not only your indoor comfort, but also your energy efficiency. Few people just how much energy is being wasted in their homes, and wasted energy means wasted money. Everything from poor insulation to improper door hanging can lead to a loss of energy efficiency, and our energy audit professionals are equipped with the latest in diagnostic tools to find areas where you’re most vulnerable.BACK TO TOP
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