Have you ever thought about having an HVAC expert evaluate your home’s energy efficiency? Air conditioning systems are becoming more energy efficient and Eden, NC homeowners are learning about various ways to save energy after completing a home energy audit. On www.energy.gov, the professional energy assessment is explained,
“Professional energy assessments generally go into great detail to assess your home’s energy use. The energy auditor will do a room-by-room examination of the residence, as well as a thorough examination of past utility bills.”
Home Energy Audits Include a Review of Utility Bills
Checking through previous energy bills will provide a very clear idea of your home’s energy efficiency. Careful inspection of each room will also allow the auditor to analyze your Greensboro home in detail. Carolina Fuels offer home energy audits in the Eden and surrounding areas to help homeowners save money and find the best solution for optimal efficiency. What is the best way to prepare for the home energy audit? At www.energy.gov, the following steps are recommended:
“Before the energy auditor visits your house, make a list of any existing problems such as condensation and uncomfortable or drafty rooms. Have copies or a summary of the home’s yearly energy bills. (Your utility can get these for you.) Auditors use this information to establish what to look for during the audit. The auditor first examines the outside of the home to determine the size of the house and its features (i.e., wall area, number and size of windows). The auditor then will analyze the residents’ behavior:
- Is anyone home during working hours?
- What is the average thermostat setting for summer and winter?
- How many people live here?
- Is every room in use?
Your answers may help uncover some simple ways to reduce your household’s energy consumption.”
An Energy Audit is a Preventative Step to Better Energy Efficiency
Prevent energy loss by scheduling a home energy audit today. Your savings will start to appear on your utility bills after steps are implemented to increase efficiency. At a home energy audit, the professional service expert will look for signs of energy loss in your home. Using diagnostic equipment, they can find areas that could be improved and be able to make recommendations for your overall energy use within your home. Some suggestions may include using insulated curtains or room darkening window treatments to maximize energy efficiency. The condition of existing vents, doors and walls will be inspected as well.
Benefits of a Home Energy Audit
There is cost saving reasons for having a professional conduct a home energy audit. According to www.energy.gov., you can save a significant amount of money by making the recommended upgrades, following an audit:
“A professional energy audit gives you a thorough picture of where your home is losing energy and what you can do to save money.
You can save 5%-30% on your energy bill by making upgrades following a home energy assessment.You may be eligible for state, local, or utility incentives to assist with your home energy audit.”
Create an energy efficient home environment and enjoy savings this year. Carolina Fuels provide thorough home energy audits to help you know exactly how to save more money on utility bills in your home. Carolina Fuels performs air conditioning repair service and installations for the Eden area. Have a comfortable summer with great cost savings, by calling us at 336-273-8663
(Source: Professional Home Energy Audits, energy.gov, Nov. 6, 2014)