If you feel as if your home is not nearly as efficient as it should be, it might be time to consider having a professional home energy assessment. This assessment is designed to determine how much energy your home consumes and to evaluate what measures you can take to make your home more energy efficient.
During a professional home energy assessment, an energy auditor will visit your home, conduct a room-by-room inspection and go through your past utility bills. These assessments tend to be very thorough and often include a blower door test and a thermographic scan to ensure the most comprehensive results.
This article from the U.S. Department of Energy explains what you need to know about home energy assessments before an auditor even visits your residence.
Before the inmspection, make a list of the existing problems and make sure to have a summary of your home’s yearly energy bills on hand. This will help the auditor determine what he needs to look into while at your home.
The assessment will begin outside. The auditor will examine the outside of the house, noting the size of the home and its features. Then the assessment will turn to you, the residents. The auditor will ask you questions concerning your behavior and energy usage patterns.
• Is anyone home during working hours?
• What is the average thermostat setting for summer and winter?
• How many people live in the home?
• Is every room used?
Your answers can provide the auditor with exactly what he needs to diagnose your energy issues. Once you know what the problem is, you will know exactly how to fix it, meaning your home will be more energy efficient.
For more information about professional home energy assessments, contact Fresh Air Concepts by calling 1-800-708-4FAC or click here today!