Home Energy Audits
A home energy audit is an excellent first step towards making your home more energy-efficient. An energy-efficient home consumes less power, which saves you money on energy bills and reduces your carbon footprint. Although you can perform a basic home energy audit on your own, only a skilled and experienced professional can help you identify and prioritize needed changes to ensure that you are maximizing your home’s energy efficiency without breaking the bank on upgrades.
What Can I Expect from My Home Energy Audit?
To make the most of your professional home energy audit, it is important to be prepared. Compile a list of issues that you have noted, such as particularly drafty rooms or areas where condensation collects. Request a full year of power bills from your utility provider. Move furniture away from the walls and remove drapes from windows.
Also be prepared to answer such basic lifestyle questions as how many people live in your home, what hours they are typically at home, your preferred thermostat settings in summer and winter, and whether all rooms are generally in use.
Your auditor will begin by examining the exterior of your home to determine such basic facts as the home’s size and the number and placement of windows. He or she will then ask you several questions to determine your energy usage patterns. Next, your auditor will perform a series of highly scientific tests to find hidden leaks and determine the effectiveness of your home’s insulation.
A thorough home energy audit typically takes 2 to 4 hours to complete, depending on the size of your home. You will receive a detailed report along with your auditor’s recommendations for improving your home’s energy efficiency. To get the most out of your audit, however, it is highly recommended that you follow along with the auditor throughout your home, asking questions along the way. The more thoroughly you understand what is going on in your home, the better prepared you will be to make needed changes.
What Are the Benefits of a Home Energy Audit?
Although it is possible to do a rudimentary inspection on your own by checking for obvious air leaks, only a professional has access to the highly specialized equipment needed to find hidden leaks and evaluate the quality of the insulation. In addition, your professional auditor will help you identify easily implemented lifestyle changes that can make a significant difference quickly, and will help you prioritize recommended upgrades and repairs.
Why Should I Choose Same Day Inspection?
At Same Day Inspection, we are proud of our A rating with the Better Business Bureau. We are an established Florida company with a singular mission: to be the industry leader in property inspection while maintaining our top-quality customer service and on-time reputation. We offer a comprehensive suite of inspection services across the state of Florida.
If you are ready to have your home inspected by a local company that you can trust, we invite you to call Same Day Inspection at 877-216-3949 or schedule your inspection online today.