Considering that heating and cooling expenses add up to about 50% of your energy bills every year, finding ways to lower those costs could save you quite a bit of money. In fact, according to the U.S. government website, if you follow the recommendations for efficiency upgrades from a home energy audit, you could save from 5% to 30%. Think about your energy bills and then imagine paying up to 30% less!
What Do They Look at in an Energy Audit?
Energy auditors look for many things. Here are the items they pay attention to:
- Number and location of registers, both delivery and return
- Check window and doors for condensation
- Check outlets, fixtures, doors & windows for air leaks
- Inspect the fireplace
- Check thermostat type and setting
- Check walls for framing type and insulation
- Note and test smoke and carbon monoxide detectors
- Inspect lighting fixtures and recessed lights
- Look for indoor air problems and lead-based paints
What Is a Blower Door Test?
A blower door test is a before-and-after test to determine the effectiveness of the energy efficiency improvements. This test is great because it locates air leaks by using a special fan to depressurize a house. The average home has enough air leakage to add up to a two-square foot hole. The energy that’s lost would be equal to leaving a medium sized window wide open 24 hours a day every day.
Get Your Home Energy Audit for Free
So what happens next? After the assessment, home energy auditors analyze the results using computer software. An energy audit is the best way to pinpoint problem areas so that they can be fixed. Considering that 90% of homes in the U.S. are under insulated, there’s almost always plenty of room for improvement…and savings.
If you’re serious about saving money on your energy bills, have a home energy audit performed on your home. You might think a home energy audit is too expensive but at A+ Insulation, we offer home energy audits for free! Give us a call and we can help you discover exactly where your home is leaking energy and how to improve its energy efficiency.
Related Read: 90% of Homes in U.S. Are Under-Insulated. Is Yours?
Call us today to schedule your free home energy audit. Call 913-648-9290 or 816-944-3171.