Did you know your home could be costing you more money than you realized? Having energy-efficient appliances might not be enough to save money on your energy bill. There might be areas in the house that let the energy get through instead of heating or cooling. While it’s important now because of the summer heat, it will be extremely noticeable in the fall and winter when the temperature starts dropping. Now is the best time to have a home energy audit done to point out where all of the trouble areas are.
What is a home energy audit?
We’re used to hearing “audit” for bad things like with the IRS. In this case, it will help save you time, money, and frustration in the long run. A home energy audit is when an insulation contractor goes to each room to examine where the energy is depleting. There could be areas in each room under-insulated, causing a lot of problems with keeping the house comfortable. Just a few upgrades can make all the difference.
What are some things an auditor examines?
Several places need to inspected throughout the house. Some of the most important would be:
- Thermographic Scan: This uses an infrared scanner to see the temperature differences in the walls and throughout the home.
- Wiring: Checking out the wires for any electrical hazards.
- Duct System & Dryer Ventilation: This checks all of the ducts and dryer vents for any leaks or is debris that might cause a fire or issues down the line.
- Water Heater: This tests the insulation, thermostats, piping, and the tank.
- Water Leaking: Shows any areas where there are leaks from the pipes, water coming into the foundation, and more.
If you think your house needs a little TLC but unsure where to start, contact us today!