How a Home Energy Audit Saves You Money
You know you’re spending too much on energy in your Corpus Christi, Texas, home, but you’re not sure what the problem is or what to do about it. It may be time to consider a professional home energy audit. Take a look and learn more about what happens during an energy audit and how it can save you money.
What Is a Home Energy Audit?
A home energy audit is an assessment of how energy is being used in your home, where energy is being lost, and options for using less energy and making parts of your home more energy efficient. During a professional assessment, we look at several factors and perform a few tests:
- We examine each room in your home.
- We do three tests: a blower door test, a thermographic scan, and a PFT air infiltration measurement. (The last one is rare, and not everyone offers it.)
- We check your past utility bills.
We’ll look at the size of your home, the number and size of your windows, and how you use energy. Some questions we may ask are whether anyone is home during the day, the average thermostat setting in summer and winter, and how many people live in your home.
What Happens After Your Home Energy Audit?
At the end of the audit, you are presented with a report of the findings and different suggestions for what can be done to lower your energy usage and costs. Some of the suggestions don’t cost money, such as adjusting your thermostat settings or changing your filters more often. Other suggestions may have an upfront cost, but you will see savings each month:
- Upgrading your HVAC system
- Adding insulation
- Upgrading to Energy Star appliances
- Upgrading your windows
- Sealing the cracks and openings around doors and windows
Not every suggestion will cost a lot of money and not every suggestion must be followed. The audit is designed to give you information and options on how to lower your energy costs. If you’d like to schedule a professional home energy audit, contact Bodine-Scott today by calling 888-481-8511.
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