A Home Energy Audit May Be What Your Home Needs

Why It IA Home Energy Audit May Be What Your Home NeedsA home energy audit helps you get where you want to go by determining where you are now. You can’t achieve future efficiency goals without first establishing your home’s current status quo. Find out where the energy’s going and why your costs are what they are by scheduling a home energy audit from your HVAC contractor. A trained technician utilizing the proper technology can pinpoint exactly where the weak links are in your strategy to conserve energy, lower utility expenses and improve overall comfort. In addition, you’ll avoid wasting money and effort on unneeded or ineffective measures. Here’s what to expect:

  • An evaluation of your last 12 months of utility bills.
  • The auditor will ask about particular complaints regarding system performance and household comfort, as well as issues such as indoor air quality.
  • A thorough exterior inspection will identify issues that impact energy efficiency as well as assess the general condition of the home’s structural envelope.
  • Health and safety issues will be evaluated by checking for proper combustion of gas-fired equipment, measuring carbon monoxide levels and verifying that vents are open.
  • Indoors, a visual inspection for obvious signs of air leakage including cracks and gaps at wall and floor joints, worn or missing weatherstripping, gaps around windows, and openings around pipes and vent hoods.
  • Ductwork will be visually inspected for evidence of leaks and deteriorating joints and segments.
  • The amount and condition of attic and wall insulation will be evaluated.
  • With blower door technology, the total air leakage of the house will be quantified and compared to acceptable standards.
  • Thermographic infrared cameras will be utilized to pinpoint the location of air leaks as well as image areas inside walls and ceilings where insulation may be inadequate.
  • The homeowner will receive a full report with recommendations to improve the efficiency profile of the home, including estimates of the costs, as well as the potential energy savings from making needed repairs.

Established in 1922, Paitson Bros. Heating and Air Conditioning is your local source for energy-efficient heating and cooling as well as professional advice. Contact us about scheduling a home energy audit today.

Our goal is to help educate our customers in Terre Haute, Indiana about energy and home comfort issues (specific to HVAC systems).  For more information about energy audits and other HVAC topics, download our free Home Comfort Resource guide.

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