While you're making your spring cleaning to-do list and getting your home ready for warmer weather, don't forget to schedule an energy audit! A home energy audit can help you prepare for spring and summer by showing you where your home is losing energy so you can make upgrades that will help you save on AC bills.
What Happens During a Home Energy Audit?
An energy audit is a complete home energy efficiency assessment that shows you exactly where and how your home is losing energy and costing you money. It also uncovers home comfort and indoor air quality problems, like wet or moldy insulation.
During an energy assessment, we look at:
- Air leakage
- Combustion appliances
- HVAC system
- Windows and doors
Our certified energy auditors use special testing equipment, including blower doors and infrared cameras, to measure the amount of air leakage in your home, evaluate insulation levels, and locate gaps in your insulation.
When the assessment is complete, we'll provide a report showing where your home is performing well and where it needs improvement. We'll also provide a list of upgrades that will improve your home's efficiency, comfort, and health, and help you prioritize the possible upgrades so you can make the most out of your home improvement budget. Upgrades we may recommend include:
Spring Is the Best Time for an Energy Audit
There's really no bad time for an energy audit—the sooner you test your home's energy efficiency, the sooner you can make improvements and start saving money. But spring is a particularly good time for an energy assessment. Here's why:
Warm Weather Reveals Inefficiencies
The start of spring is a great time to reflect on the energy efficiency issues you experienced over the winter while they're still fresh in your mind. If you're still reeling from high winter energy bills, cold indoor drafts, a house that never stays warm enough, or ice dams on your roof, your home is full of inefficiencies and you need an energy audit!
Get Ahead of High Summer AC Bills
Warm weather means you're going to be turning the air conditioner on soon. By getting an energy efficiency assessment in the spring, you'll know whether you need to add insulation or seal air leaks to make sure your cool air isn't flying right out of your house, and you'll have time to make improvements before the heat sets in. Not only can this help you save on summer AC costs, but it can also get you ready for next winter.
Beat the Summer Rush
Most homeowners don't call for insulation or air sealing services until they are knee-deep in an energy efficiency problem. When the summer heat sets in, we get a ton of calls from homeowners who are wondering whether new insulation will help in the summer. By scheduling your energy audit and upgrades in the spring you can beat the rush and be ready for summer.
Find Out How You Can Save Energy & Money
Looking for home energy audit companies near you in Binghamton, New York? Call the pros at The Insulation Man. We are a locally owned and operated insulation and energy efficiency company that's been in business since 1989. Our team has decades of experience serving homeowners in the Binghamton area and we know what it takes to keep your home safe, comfortable, and efficient.
The Insulation Man is a NYSERDA contractor and can help income-qualified homeowners take advantage of no-cost energy assessments. Most New York homeowners are eligible! Visit our financing and incentives page to learn more about the energy efficiency assistance programs you may qualify for.
Get ready for spring with a home energy audit! Call 607.775.3035 or contact us online to schedule an assessment.
To the wonderful team at the Insulation Man!