A home energy audit isn’t something many homeowners think of, but it can reveal a lot about your Murrells Inlet, South Carolina, home. Whether you’re concerned about your ecological impact or you think your home may have some issues with efficiency, an energy audit can give you a good idea of your home’s energy usage. Here are the top three reasons you should get a home energy audit this summer.
Find Out How Much Energy You’re Using
A home energy audit involves a battery of tests that evaluate your home’s energy use. The test is based on the size of your home, its age, the heating and cooling systems, and the water system. Ultimately, the test will come back with a number that represents your home’s efficiency, scored on a scale of 1-10. It’s good to know your score because knowing your home’s energy rating can help you plan your future HVAC upgrades or better understand and adapt your current energy habits.
See Where You’re Losing Energy
These audits can locate certain areas in your home that aren’t running efficiently. For example, they can identify that your HVAC system isn’t using energy to its best standard. They can also let you know what parts of your house are creating issues, like windows or sealants. Without this knowledge, it’s impossible to know what areas you need to improve to get your energy efficiency up, leading to a trial-by-error approach that can be both costly and ineffective.
Determine the Best Upgrades
Once you have a reading of your home’s efficiency, you can start to figure out how to improve it. You’ll know if you should invest in energy-efficient climate control systems or appliances that have an Energy Star rating. Ideally, you should get a home energy audit during the summertime when you’re likely to use the most energy. Having a good idea of your expected energy usage can help you discover efficiency-draining issues faster than you would without a baseline to compare.
Concerned about your home’s energy efficiency? Air Doctor Services, Inc. can help you audit your energy use. Give us a call at 843-305-8824 to set up an appointment today!
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