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Benefits of home energy audit

Posted on: December 15, 2015

Home energy costs can sometimes seem like a necessary evil. However, there may be things around your home that are causing your energy costs to be higher than they need to be. These things can include windows and doors that are bringing in air from outside and leaking your cool or warm air outside. It could also be that you don’t have enough insulation in your home, making it hard for your home to stay comfortable. No matter what the problems are, a home energy audit can help.

Having a home energy audit completed on your home allows you to find problem areas, and it also offers solutions to fix these areas.

Let’s look at some benefits of having a home energy audit completed.

  • Increased Comfort – If you have ever sat by a drafty window in the dead of winter, you will understand how uncomfortable that can be. An energy audit will find these drafts and air leaks so that they can be sealed, improving your home’s comfort levels.
  • Lower Energy Costs – When your home is properly sealed and insulated, your home’s heating and cooling systems work much more efficiently, and your home feels more comfortable. This allows you to reduce the amount of time you need to have your heating and cooling system running, saving you money.
  • Increase Your Home’s Value – Fixing issues and improving your home’s energy usage by making valuable updates can add value to your home. This can be a great selling point if you are looking to sell your home in the future.
  • Uncover Hidden Issues – If your home does not have enough insulation or the venting is poor, this can leave your home uncomfortable and even susceptible to problems such as mold and mildew. An energy audit will uncover these problems and give you solutions on how you can go about fixing them.

When it comes to having an energy audit completed on your home, hiring a professional can make all the difference. Professionals have special tools that can help find the exact location of air leaks, duct leaks, gas leaks, and other issues. A professional auditor will check every area of your home, including the crawlspace and attic, to make sure you are not throwing away money on your energy bills each month.

If you would like to learn more about having an energy audit completed on your home, contact the team at James A. Wheat & Sons. Our team of professionals have specialized tools and the knowledge needed to find the gaps in your home, offering you solutions to make your home more energy efficient. Reach out to us today at 240-399-5051!