Summer will be here soon enough, and with it comes hotter weather and more hours of daylight. Spring is a great time to start thinking about a home energy audit so that you can prepare your home for summer, saving energy and money in the process.
The main purpose of an energy audit is to determine whether your home wastes energy and pinpoint where that energy is being lost so that you can evaluate what measures you can take to make your home more energy-efficient. Audits also determine the efficiency of your home’s heating and cooling systems, along with ways to conserve hot water. Audits can be as simple as a do-it-yourself audit, or they can be very detailed using specific tools and techniques to pinpoint air leaks.
If you have been living in your home for some time, you already may be familiar with areas that get drafty with cold weather or warmer weather during the summer months. Sky-high energy bills may hint at the inefficiency of your appliances and your heating and cooling equipment.