A home energy audit can greatly improve your home’s energy efficiency and save you money on your energy bills. An energy audit can provide you with a clear picture of how your household consumes energy. This knowledge and our advice will allow you to find the best ways to improve your home’s energy efficiency. SM Mechanical LLC, the trusted HVAC repair expert, can provide our customers a home energy audit through our sister company. This energy audit is designed to make our customers’ homes more energy-efficient and comfortable.
What Is a Home Energy Audit?
An energy audit or home energy assessment is a room-by-room inspection and evaluation of how well a home uses energy and it can help homeowners determine where their home is wasting energy. A home energy audit is often the first step you need to take if you want to correct these problems. The professional energy auditor will evaluate your home’s condition in a scientific way. They will use proven diagnostic methods like a blower door test and a thermographic scan.
What Can You Expect From an Energy Audit?
During a blower door test, the inspector will close all of the windows and doors in your home and use a powerful fan to remove the indoor air. This lowers the air pressure. This test will reveal which areas of your home has drafts, air infiltration or heat loss. A calibrated blower door test will reveal how much potential energy these air leaks waste. A thermographic scan measures the coverage and effectiveness of your home’s insulation. Based on its results, the inspector can recommend where to add new insulation.