If you want to save energy in your home but don’t know where to get started, it’s important to have a home energy audit done. While you can look for areas that may be losing energy on your own, this may not give you the most accurate information. If you’d like an in-depth analysis of where you’re losing energy and how that can be remedied, then having a professional energy audit done is essential. Once this is done, you might be surprised to learn more about the energy efficiency of your home and the areas where you can improve.
Comprehensive Energy Audit
You can learn more about what’s included in an energy audit with the information below. Each part of the inspection will help you make sense of how your home loses energy and how that makes an impact on your bills and comfort.
Analyze Existing Energy Systems
Look at the age of your HVAC system. Older units can be very inefficient and end up costing you more to operate. If you are able to replace your HVAC, you can see considerable energy savings for the next 10-20 years. It’s also important to make sure all filters are cleaned out and replaced on a regular basis.
If you have solar panels on your home, then your auditor will look at these as well. They’ll determine how well your panels are working, if they are saving you the maximum amount of energy, and if anything can be done to improve their efficiency. Additionally, it’s important to look at your appliances to see if they are energy efficient or if they are wasting energy throughout the year.
Analyze Property Structure
Your energy auditor will look around your property to identify issues that can lead to energy efficiency. This can include the roof, the ceiling, bedrooms, flooring, windows, doors, the garage, and the attic. In these structures, the ventilation will be inspected as will the insulation.
Find Potential Energy Losses
In most homes, the major sources of energy loss are the windows and doors. However, you could also be losing energy due to the lack of insulation, inferior appliances, an old HVAC system, and even lighting. Your energy auditor will look at each of these things using their special equipment and experience to determine exactly where energy is being lost.
Recommend Plan of Action
Our team at Action 1 Insulation wants to help you have a more energy-efficient home without confusion. That’s why we work with energy auditors who have years of experience and the knowledge that’s necessary to give you accurate information. After they have completed the audit of your home, they’ll be able to discuss your options, including which improvements will make the biggest difference.
We recognize that every home and every homeowner is different, which is why personalized service is so important to our team. Each plan of action is unique and tailored to the home that our team audits. You can choose the updates that work best for your budget, your lifestyle, and your goals in energy efficiency. We know that by partnering together we can make your home more energy-efficient than ever before.