Home energy efficiency is quickly rising to top of the agenda for many homeowners. Increasing energy costs and uncomfortable home environments are driving Americans to seek out energy solutions. One of the first places to start is with a homeenergy audit. Here are 5 reasons to get an energy audit.
Reduce Your Energy Bill
A home energy audit identifies where and how your home is losing energy. A certified RESNET Home Energy Auditor or energy conservation consultant will identify which systems in your home are working inefficiently (e.g. HVAC), and propose cost-effective solutions.
Improve Your Home Comfort
Drafty doors and windows, and rooms that are too cold in winter or too hot in summer are just some of the energy problems that contribute to an uncomfortable living environment. A home energy audit will uncover these problems.
Uncover Potential Health Issues
In many cases, mold and mildew problems are due to energy efficiency issues. A home energy audit will examine where and how these problems are occurring, and propose cost-effective solutions.
Identify Duct Problems
Inefficient ducts can be reason behind fluctuating temperatures, differences in dust or humidity build-up, and skyrocketing heating and cooling costs. An energy audit will show you what ductwork, if any, needs to be repaired or replaced.
Save the Environment
Residential homes are among the biggest contributors of greenhouse gases. Much of it is through the production and transmission of electricity in homes. By making your home more energy efficient, you’re saving energy, money and doing your bit for the environment. The first place to start is with a home energy audit.