The Home Energy Audit
As a homeowner you obviously want to prevent skyrocketing utility bills. Good news; you can invest in ways to improve your home's energy efficiency. But, before you go about making drastic changes to your home, you might consider an Energy Audit by your neighbors "Apple Aire Inc". Such an audit will provide an assessment of how much energy your homes uses and evaluate how you can make your home most efficient. From here, you can begin a plan of attack for making your home more energy wise. Our professional energy audits, will give you a complete audit that could set you back $300-$700. But, fear not. The investment that you make in the short-term, could mean slashing your heating bill by 40%! Likewise you won't need another audit for another 5-10 years.
Our auditor will perform various tests that include: a thermographic scan which detects air leaks and moisture problems, a combustion safety test for your heating system, a blower door test to determine how airtight your home is, and also an insulation, appliance and lighting survey. Our professional energy audits go into great detail and do a thorough examination of past utility bills and a room-by-room examination of your residence. In terms of finding an auditor for the job, you can trust Apple Aire Inc keeping you comfortable for over 30 years. There is also the option of a do-it-yourself energy audit. Start with a list of places in your home where you feel a draft. Simply taking measures to cut these drafts, whether by door replacement or alternative methods, can save up to 30% a year. Next, assess your home for indoor air leaks.
These will typically be found at junctures of the walls and ceilings, near electrical outlets, near the edge of your flooring, by baseboards and around window and door frames. Simple caulking or weather stripping can help deal these leaks. Inspect areas, on the outside of your house where different building materials meet. Look for cracks in the foundation or the siding. Caulk any holes in faucets, pipes or around electric outlets. Then, check your furnace and replace the filter as needed. Now last but least, we know you have got no time for all these. No problem at all, that's why you need to call us and we will take care all the work you need around your home to bring the comfort for you and your family.
If not just to reduce your utility costs, tax credits are another reason to make your home energy efficient. If you add insulation or replace windows you could be eligible for tax credits up to $500. Whether you go with a professional energy audit, or a do-it-yourself project, the information you gather on your home's energy efficiency will be invaluable.