First things first. Did you know that your home could actually be working against you and your utility bills by wasting energy? Your doors, windows, or even your insulation can artificially inflate your energy use. There is a solution to this problem. By calling the team at Southern Air and having our experts conduct a whole-home energy audit, you can reduce your annual energy costs and identify energy-saving opportunities or problems with your current ductwork.
In this article, we’ll explain exactly what a home energy audit is and why this service might be a great decision for your home and your utility bills.
What is a whole-home energy audit?
This is a professional energy inspection that we use to determine how much energy your home is using, and where you are potentially losing or wasting energy. This will reveal the optimal places where you can make improvements in energy efficiency.
We will take many things into consideration, including: the number of people living in your home, your home’s airflow, your lighting, and common furnace issues.
Do you need a whole-home energy audit?
Most homes, regardless of their age or construction style, are consuming more energy than they need to otherwise. This is because a lot of energy is wasted unless proactive steps are taken to cut down on waste. A whole-home energy audit evaluates how much of this waste can be dealt with through home improvements.
An energy audit does more than help you save energy—it actually increases the value of your home as well as the personal comfort you feel while inside. A poorly insulated home with multiple air leaks is going to be a hot and sticky one in our Louisiana summers!
What are the benefits of an energy audit?
First, an energy audit will allow you to better understand your home’s energy usage. It will give you insight into how and where your energy is being used the most. Understanding how your home uses and wastes energy will allow you to make proactive changes to your home and lifestyle.
Second, you will be able to identify potential energy savings opportunities. During an audit, we will identify air leakages around doors, poor attic and wall insulation, or unwanted sources of moisture. Once these moisture issues are identified, we take the steps to fix and maintain your ideal home humidity. This can really help with both your comfort and some health-related issues—especially if anyone in your home suffers from asthma or severe allergies.
Next, you will increase your overall home comfort. Your HVAC system will be able to heat and cool your home at maximum efficiency, which will help extend the life of your system, improve your home’s comfort, and lower your energy bills.
Finally, you will be able to increase the resale value of your home. Home efficiency upgrades are actually one of the best home improvements you can do to increase your home’s property value. Energy-efficient homes are becoming increasingly sought after by prospective buyers in today’s market. People would rather move into a home where energy issues have already been addressed and corrected—it’s just one less thing they have to worry about after moving into the home.
Call the team at Southern Air to schedule your whole-home energy audit
Contact our professional team to schedule your energy audit. Our staff will come out and conduct a detailed test to discover places where you can make your home more energy-efficient and save more money. We can also help to complete the work in the event that you want to make energy-saving upgrades to your home!