May, 23 2013 20:05
When you decide to start saving energy and saving money by making your home more energy efficient, the place to start is with a home energy audit. An audit will help you determine how much energy your home uses, and what you can do to minimize energy usage and loss, and improve efficiency. Of course, the audit alone won’t save you a dime. It’s what you do with that information that will lead to both short and long-term cost savings.
This is why it is so important to use a certified Home Energy Auditor. It is true that you can check for drafts on your own, and replace light bulbs in your home with more energy-efficient choices like compact-fluorescent lights (CFLs) or light-emitting diodes (LEDs). But without the equipment, and especially without the expertise, there is only so much you can do on your own. To maximize your savings and benefits, bring in a professional to assess your home energy expenditure and maximize your savings opportunities.
Professional Home Energy Auditors like many of Home Energy Team’s Affiliates won’t just assess your house using a generic checklist to make generic recommendations. Their training in building science and certifications from the industry’s top training bodies (Residential Energy Services Network [RESNET], and Building Performance Institute [BPI]) gives them the expertise to work with you to determine your family’s energy needs.
Your Energy Audit is much more than a quick walk-through. They will review your utility bills to see trends in energy usage, and they will use specialized equipment such as blower doors, infrared cameras, furnace efficiency meters and surface thermometers to uncover the real energy consumption in your home.
Your Energy Auditor will not only do a full and complete energy audit, but they’ll offer you real and practical solutions you can implement to increase the energy efficiency of your home, and reduce you energy bills.
Your Home Energy Team Affiliate will work with you to create a customized solution to fit your specific needs, and they have the training and expertise to implement the changes you want to make. They can work with you to make the home improvements you choose to increase the energy efficiency of your home.
After the work is done, your Energy Auditor will be there to test it and make sure the improvements are giving you the results you expected.
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