Why You Should Conduct A Home Energy Audit

Why You Should Conduct A Home Energy Audit

Why overspend on your utility bills each month when there’s a simple solution to spend less? Conducting a home energy audit will identify areas in your home that are associated with energy loss as well as finding where you need to make efficiency upgrades. An energy audit should be done at least one to two times per year.

Air Leaks
Any air leaks that your home may have is costing you money. Your heating system will overwork itself trying to keep the house warm while some of the warm air escapes. This can cause your energy bills to be up to 20% higher than they should be. During this audit, all leaks will be located, identified, and sealed with special caulking. Other things that are checked include pipes and weather stripping around doors and windows.

Insulation
Insulation is a major piece of what keeps your home warm during the winter, and cool during the summer. All insulation should be checked every few years to make sure that it is still doing its job. Any insulation that is too old may not be doing its job and should be replaced.

Appliances & Electronics
After fixing and servicing the structure of your home, it’s time to focus on the things that you use inside of your home. Appliances, electronics, and lighting usage should all be checked to see what is using the most amount of electricity. You can then add other energy savers like fluorescent light bulbs and timers to your lighting.

No person should be paying an inflated utility bill each month. By conducting a home energy audit you will be able to efficiently use the electricity in your home; saving you money in the process. Contact the experts at Tri-City Appliance, Heating & Cooling to schedule a home energy audit today! To learn more, or to schedule an appointment, give us a call at (203) 303-5700.

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