Friday, April 2nd, 2021 by Jessica Anderson
April is National Home Inspection Month. An important part of inspecting your home is getting a home energy audit. This will allow you to understand your home’s energy use, or lack thereof, and which areas should be a priority or not. According to Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory, the average American household spends roughly $2,060 per year on energy costs. Performing an energy audit will lower these costs and energy use. The U.S. Department of Energy estimates that home energy audits could cut energy bills by 20 to 35 percent, unlocking up to $627 in annual savings. You can perform a home energy audit yourself, or if you feel more comfortable, then call a professional like us. If you do call a professional, there are a couple things you should keep in mind. One, is to have your past couple of utility bills handy and ready to be analyzed. It is important to note when your bills spike, such as in the winter or summer months. But if you can not find your bills don't worry still give us a call! It is also important to keep in mind any problems around the house, such as drafty rooms. Also, keep in mind energy usage habits, such as what the average thermostat setting is season to season. Keeping these in mind will make the process easier. Here is what you can expect from a professional energy audit:
These are some of the things you can expect from a professional audit. There are several different factors that could play into your energy usage, so it is necessary to inspect them all.
Call us at 1-410-867-1202 and we can have one of our Home Comfort Specialist’s perform an energy audit for you!