Home Energy Audits
Home energy audits (also referred to as home energy assessments) are often the first step in determining how efficient your home is and where it might be wasting energy. Audits will help you understand which parts of your home are working well already and also provide recommendations on measures intended to save energy and improve the efficiency, comfort, and safety of your home.
Home Energy Audits
A residential energy audit is a review of a home’s energy performance, including an assessment of both the home’s energy features and the household’s energy consumption patterns. Home energy audits identify how efficiently your home is operating and where your home is wasting energy.
Benefits of Home Energy Audits
- Energy Usage. Audits help you understand how much energy your home is using, and which equipment (such as heating and cooling systems) are using the most.
- Unknown Issues. Audits can uncover hidden problems (such as leaky air ducts or uninsulated walls) that may be making your home less efficient, making you uncomfortable, and increasing your utility bills.
- Health and Safety. Audits can uncover potential hazards in your home (such as improper ventilation, which may degrade air quality, or areas with high humidity and cold surfaces that might support mold growth).
- Opportunities. Once an audit is complete, you will receive a report listing where your home is performing well and a prioritized list of potential improvements to help determine where your home improvement dollars would be best spent.
- Savings and Comfort. Acting on audit recommendations will not only help you save on your utility bills but also increase the comfort of your home by better moderating the temperature, eliminating drafts, and improving air quality.
- Customized Report. You will receive a customized report documenting your home’s energy performance and what actions you can take to make your home more energy efficient.
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Next Steps After an Audit
Once your home energy audit is completed, you will be provided with a list of recommended improvements you can consider to ensure your home is performing at peak efficiency. Start with the projects that best meet your needs and your budget and consider completing others in the future. There may be some improvements you can do yourself; others will require a professional to do the work. Get started today by exploring available incentives and qualified contractors.