Save Money with Home Energy Audits
A home energy audit, or a thorough examination of the energy use in your home, can be very beneficial to homeowners like you who might be looking to save a little money and increase the comfort of your living space.
A general rule of thumb is this: the older a home is, the more likely it is to benefit from audit-recommended improvements. Certain styles of homes, such as multi-story or Cape Cod-style homes tend to run less efficiently and require improvements as well. The most common energy efficiency issue in almost all homes is a lack of proper insulation, which leads to much higher energy bills and leakage of conditioned air from the home. Other common issues include air leaks, old or inefficient appliances, and outdated lighting.
Although most homeowners can conduct DIY home inspections to look for obvious money wasters, often it is better to hire an auditor who is more experienced at finding energy efficiency problems. Here at Alps, we have a team of professionals who can do just that.
Because of our training and the tools we have, we can detect issues with home energy efficiency that a homeowner might miss during a quick inspection. When we do a home energy audit, it can last anywhere from 1-3 hours and can uncover many problems with home heating, cooling, ventilation, or insulation systems that could be costing the homeowners extra money on their monthly utility bills.
Following a home energy audit, we will notify the homeowner with a few helpful improvements they can make in order to have a more efficient home. It is crucial that the homeowner fulfills at least one of these recommendations if they are committed to having a more energy efficient home.
The benefits of getting a home energy audit and carrying out even one of the recommended improvements are many – they can help you save up to 20% annually on utility bills, protect the environment by reducing energy waste, and enjoy a much more comfortable and livable home atmosphere.
If you have any concerns, or would like to schedule a home energy audit today, contact us at 1-800-994-2577.