With increasing utility prices, energy efficiency is on the top of every homeowner’s mind. Would a home energy audit be helpful for you?
Apart from flaring energy bills, there are several other problems that can be a result of poor energy efficiency, and homeowners might not even realize it. If we breakdown a residential energy bill, the largest contribution is made by the home HVAC system. So, any effort to improve energy efficiency and bring down the energy bill should start with the looking into the cost to heat and cool your home. A good way to discover where and how your home is wasting energy is by way of an energy audit.
A Home Performance Energy Audit
A home performance energy audit can be described as a comprehensive approach to identifying the main sources in your home that are making it energy inefficient, uncomfortable, and unhealthy. In other words, an energy audit helps in identifying the primary components that are adversely affecting the performance, comfort, and energy efficiency of your home. An energy audit is advisable for homes that are experiencing any of the following:
- High energy bills
- Heating & cooling systems run constantly to maintain comfort level
- Drafty rooms
- Moisture on the windows
- Significant temperature differences between rooms
- Inability to maintain consistent temperature
- Excessive dust
- Cold floors in winter
- Dry indoor air in winter
- Peeling exterior paint
These are tell-tale signs that your home might be using energy inefficiently, and an energy audit might be necessary to identify problem areas. After conducting the audit, Thomas Hoffmann Air Conditioning & Heating LLC can recommend solutions to address any problems. An energy audit will help identify the most effective upgrades and home improvements that will offer several benefits.
Increased Energy Efficiency and Lower Energy Bills
An energy audit is conducted using specialized skills and tools, and can help identify cost effective measures to bring down the energy consumption in your home, and in turn, the energy bill.
Increased Home Value
Energy efficient homes are much easier to sell and fetch higher prices in the market.
Air leakage does not only increase energy consumption, but can also make your home environment unhealthy and uncomfortable. By sealing all leakages your home will become a lot more comfortable.
Protect the Environment
It helps decrease your carbon footprint.
Better Indoor Air Quality
By sealing all leakages, you can keep dust and other contaminants out and improve the indoor air quality considerably.
Identify Hidden Problems
There might be some hidden problems in your home such as inadequate ventilation, which come to the fore during an energy audit.
A home energy audit is certainly a wise investment, as it pays for itself quickly in terms of lower energy bills, better home value, and improved comfort. Schedule an appointment with Thomas Hoffmann Air Conditioning & Heating LLC at (314) 471-7625 to conduct an energy audit of your home, and identify home improvements that will improve energy efficiency and add value to your home.