You aren't sure what to prioritize for investment of time and money
You don't have the resources to investigate your home and systems
You don't have the data to make the a decision around energy efficiency
An energy audit will identify energy-saving opportunities.
It will help you understand your energy usage and ways to use energy better.
An energy audit can identify safety concerns with electrical systems, wiring, and ventilation, thus making your home safer.
It will increase a home’s resale value.
An energy audit will help you identify how to reduce carbon monoxide production in the home.
Preliminary energy audit: This type of audit is simply a data-gathering exercise that offers a preliminary analysis. Often the auditor will conduct this type of audit via a walk-through investigation. A professional energy auditor will utilize readily available data and limited diagnostic instruments to complete a preliminary energy audit.
Detailed energy audit: This type of audit is completed by a professional auditor who monitors, analyzes, and verifies energy use to establish problem areas and ways to implement energy efficiency improvements. They will present their findings and suggestions in a detailed technical report. Additionally, during thorough energy audit, a professional energy auditor will use sophisticated instrumentation such as a flue gas analyzer, a scanner, and a flow meter.
Step One: Look for air leaks. The first step is to identify any drafty areas. Air leaks are often found at junctures between doors, windows, electrical outlets, walls, and ceilings. Should you locate a leak, consider sealing it with caulk or weatherstripping.
Step Two: Evaluate your home’s ventilation. After you’ve looked for air leaks, evaluate your home’s ventilation. If you burn fuel like natural gas, propane, or wood, you must ensure an adequate and healthy air supply.
Step Three: Check your insulation levels. This step is pretty simple. You need to check your home’s insulation levels by examining the insulation in your attic and around your heating and cooling systems. Lack of proper insulation causes higher energy usage, especially during the winter.
Step Four: Evaluate your lighting. It might not seem like a big energy user, but the lighting in your house can cause sky-high energy bills. Switching to LEDs, energy-saving incandescent bulbs, or CFLs can help.
Step Five: Check your appliances and electronics. One of the best ways to save energy in your home is by using energy-efficient appliances. That’s why when conducting your energy audit, it’s important to consider the types of appliances and electronics you have. Are they Energy Star-certified? Or are they old and less efficient?
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