The Hidden Problems A Thorough Energy Evaluation Can Uncover
Whether you’ve noticed your utility bills are on the rise or just want to do your part to take better care of the environment, a home energy evaluation can be the key to significant savings and reduced pollution. A home energy audit makes a multi-point inspection of key areas both inside and outside your home to find out where you are wasting energy, where you could improve your efficiency and where you stand to save the most money.
Broadly speaking, there are two approaches you can take to a home energy audit: the do-it-yourself approach, and the professional approach. The DIY approach has four major steps: finding and sealing air leaks, checking your insulation, checking your HVAC system and evaluating your lighting choices and usage. While it can be useful for pinpointing problems, the DIY approach has significant limitations. If you’re serious about saving energy, calling in a professional to perform an energy evaluation is well worth the investment.
There are two major tests that professional energy evaluators use: blower door tests and thermographic scans. Blower-door tests use specialized equipment to detect air leaks in and around your home with much more precision than you’d get by relying solely on DIY techniques. Thermographic scans find areas where you’re experiencing heat loss, which is a major cause of home energy inefficiencies. One of the most valuable things a professional energy evaluation can do for you, though, is give you very precise suggestions on how to make improvements that will save you money.
At Air-Tro Inc., our energy evaluation technicians have the skill and experience to help you save significant money on your heating and cooling costs and lower your utility bills. If you’re ready to start saving money on heating, cooling, lighting and electricity consumption while reducing your carbon footprint, give us a call. We’ll be happy to provide you with the same excellent service that got us named the 2011 HVAC Contractor of the Year by the Air Conditioning Contractors of America.
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Air-Tro Inc. services the greater Los Angeles area as well as the metro areas of Riverside and San Bernardino County. To get started, check out our website.