Whenever anyone hears the word “audit” they have a tendency to cringe and associate it with something bad. Where we can only imagine as to why that is, some audits are highly beneficial; energy audits are among them. Homeowners and property managers can save 5% – 30% on energy bills, according to Energy.gov, when they make the upgrades and adjustments following a home energy audit. Not only are these energy audits a great idea for those who want to save money on their energy use, but also for those who want to do their part for the environment. Today, we at Air Supply Heating and Air Conditioning would like to elaborate some on the energy audits.
Preparing for a Home Energy Audit
Many people are surprised to find the source of their high energy bills after an energy audit. A poorly installed HVAC system, for example, can increase the energy cost up to 30%. With an energy audit, identifying the issues can help you get them corrected. Before your scheduled energy audit appointment, take a moment to make a list of the concerns you have noticed in your home such as uneven heating or cooling, drafts, dampness, and so on. Have copies of your home energy bills or an annual summary available.
Home Energy Audit Checklist
During the audit, the professional will assess the home’s features. The ages of the home is taken in account along with the number of doors, windows, and the square footage of the home. Additional questions may also be asked during the audit. Heating and air conditioning repairs are also inquired about. The audit may also want information such as what the average temperature settings are for summer and winter time, how many occupants in the home, is the home empty during working hours, how old are the appliances, and how many rooms are typically in use. To attain the most accurate data and pinpoint the causes of your home heating or cooling problems, the auditor may conduct door blower tests or thermographic scans. Many older homes have issues with insulation, too little, not the right type, or even too much for instance; causing the HVAC appliances to work harder to cool and heat the home. After the audit, you will likely be shown where your home’s energy is being waster and simple, yet effective solutions to rectify the problem.
Air Conditioner Preventive Maintenance
It is essential that you do your part in keeping your HVAC system in excellent shape. You can lose a significant amount of money by paying more than necessary in energy costs otherwise. Changing the filters regularly, programming the thermostat, keeping the registers clean and free from clutter and most importantly investing in annual maintenance, tune-ups, and inspection services from your HVAC professional. Not only can you save money with energy costs, but you can avoid having to make unnecessary repairs.
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Air Supply Heating and Air Conditioning offers energy audit services for the commercial and residential customers in the Greater Las Vegas, Nevada area. As we prepare for another stretch of hot weather for the extra long summer season the Vegas deserts are notorious for, you can potentially save money in energy costs by discovering sources of wasted energy in your HVAC system. Call us today to schedule your energy audit.