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Is an Energy Audit a Good Idea?

By June 8, 2021September 8th, 2021News

Does the term “audit” cause you to break out in a sweat? If you are in the safety of your home and you’re sweating as you view your current heating or cooling bill, it may be time to consider a home energy audit.

It can be challenging for homeowners to understand the unique energy needs of their home. If you’ve adopted energy saving practices yet find your utility bills aren’t reflecting these practices, a home energy audit can uncover specific energy recommendations for your home.

Through a detailed energy audit and testing process, an energy auditor will outline the unique factors that affect energy use in your home or business. An auditor will identify sources of high energy consumption and ways to improve or eliminate these issues.

Not sure what to expect during an energy audit? Your whole home is evaluated including:

  • Attic Spaces
  • Exterior Walls
  • Windows and Doors
  • Basements and Crawl Spaces
  • Foundation Walls
  • Attached Garages
  • Heating and Cooling Systems
  • Domestic Hot Water Systems
  • Lighting Systems and Major Appliances

When the audit is complete, you’ll receive valuable information such as:

  • How much energy your home is using.
  • Where you are losing energy.
  • Corrections or improvements to make your home more energy efficient.
  • Sometimes an audit identifies and helps to eliminate health and safety problems.

Energy audits and testing can be arranged for new homes still under construction or for an existing home. No matter what phase of homeownership you are in, an energy audit will save you money and headaches from unnecessarily high energy bills!

For more information about energy audits and to be referred to an energy auditor, contact EcoLogical Insulation of Montgomery today!