Knowing where your home uses energy is the first step to saving energy and money. A home energy audit can identify opportunities through a comprehensive assessment of your home’s energy use. Your audit report contains personalized recommendations for energy efficiency upgrades and generous discounts for completing the improvements.
Professional energy assessments generally go into great detail to assess your home’s energy use and most will include at least checking for leaks, examining insulation, inspecting the furnace and ductwork, performing a blower door test and using an infrared camera. An energy auditor will do a room-by-room examination of the residence, as well as a thorough examination of past utility bills.
Step two to saving energy and money in your home is by following some or even all of the recommended upgrades in the customized report. In doing so homeowners can save money, energy as well as improve the comfort of their home.
Locally Columbia Gas Ohio offers a Home Energy Audit program for a low cost of $50 that includes the following:
- Three-hour comprehensive in-home assessment by a trained energy adviser (a $500 value)
- Installation of free energy-efficient items like shower heads and a programmable thermostat
- A safety check of your gas furnace for carbon monoxide levels and efficiency
- A personalized report of your home’s efficiency with generous discounts, rebates and incentives to put toward your upgrades
For more information and to schedule your audit click here!
The U.S. Department of Energy also recommends these 8 tips for saving energy~