Why an Energy Audit Will Help You Save
Cooler months are fast approaching and you’re probably looking for ways to save on heating costs. One of the first steps to take in determining where you can save on energy costs and improve the efficiency of your heating system is to have an energy audit. An energy audit, or energy assessment, can tell you how much energy your home is currently using and will help you understand what you can do to increase its efficiency.
Here’s what you can expect:
The auditor will want to see a summary of your yearly energy costs so have these available at the time of the inspection. This information will help the auditor to know what to look for during his visit. Also, make note of any existing issues such as rooms that are cooler or warmer than others and drafty areas of your home so these problems can be inspected during the visit.
When the auditor comes to conduct their inspection they will examine the interior and exterior of your home. They will go room to room and should conduct a thermographic scan, use an infrared camera, as well as blower door test. These examinations will help the auditor uncover temperature changes and possible air leaks.
They will also ask about the household habits such as hours you and your family are home, the temperature you normally set your heating and cooling systems to, and how many rooms are used regularly. Your answers can help discover simple ways to save on energy costs.
Getting Your Results
At the end of your energy audit, you will be provided with simple steps you can take to improve the efficiency of your heating system, such as installing a programmable thermostat as well as repairs you can make, like adding insulation and replacing exterior doors, that will help reduce energy costs.
For more information on scheduling your own energy audit or to talk to one of our experts, contact us at Balance Point Heating and Air Conditioning, proudly serving the Fort Collins area.