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What Can I Learn from Having a Home Energy Audit?

Your home’s energy efficiency can be evaluated by having a home energy audit.

Inspecting inside of a dirty air duct

Energy efficiency is a topic that is heavy on a lot of homeowner’s minds—and for good reason. Energy efficiency means cost efficiency! If you find yourself cranking up your furnace more and more and your energy bills climbing more and more, it may be time to consider having a home energy audit. Home energy audits are designed specifically to help you find and solve your home’s energy efficiency problems.

Some of the things you will learn during your home’s energy audit include:

  • What’s the condition of your air ducts?
  • Your air ducts will be assessed to determine if they are excessively dirty, sealed properly or to find out if any gaps or holes have been formed. Then, you can take the proper steps to remedy any existing problems with the air ducts. Believe it or not, but up to 25-30% of your home’s air can be “lost” due to inefficient air ducts.

  • How is your HVAC system holding up?
  • Your A/C and furnace will be checked for electrical problems, loose parts, and energy usage—all very important to an optimally functioning HVAC.

  • Is your home’s ventilation system providing the kind of air you want to breathe?
  • Your home’s ventilation system will be checked to make sure it is blowing out air as it should and there are no blockages, leaks, or other problems.

Some steps you can take to prepare for a home energy audit are:

  • Make a list of your concerns, such as drafty rooms, condensation problems, and comfort issues to be addressed, so the technician can find solutions during your home energy audit.
  • Have copies of your energy bills showing increased use of energy over time.
  • Be ready to answer questions your technician may have such as typical day energy usage, how you use your thermostat, and what rooms and systems are used the most.

If you are ready for your professional home energy audit, click this link to contact G&M Service today about your home’s energy efficiency needs.

by: Phil Smith

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