Energy audit of new home
October 27, 2022

Installing new insulation is one of the most effective ways to improve your home's energy efficiency, comfort, and health. But installing insulation isn't as simple as buying a few fiberglass batts from your local hardware store and laying them out in your attic. To see real benefits from a home insulation upgrade, you need to know where your current insulation is lacking and whether other issues, like air leaks, are contributing to your comfort and efficiency issues.

A home energy audit will evaluate your home for missing insulation, air leakage, and other energy efficiency issues so you can focus on improvements that will make a noticeable difference in your home.

What Does a Home Energy Audit Tell You?

A home energy audit can tell you a lot about your home's performance and energy efficiency. The assessment includes a visual inspection of common problem areas like your attic and basement to look for signs of missing insulation, moisture, and other concerns. An energy audit also includes a blower door test to measure your home's airtightness and thermal imaging to look for gaps in insulation and spot air leaks.

At the end of your energy audit, you'll receive a detailed report that will tell you:

  • Where your home is missing insulation
  • How much air leakage is happening in your home
  • Whether your combustion appliances are operating safely
  • If there are moisture or indoor air quality issues present in your home
  • What areas in your home would benefit the most from insulation and air sealing

Getting this information about your home's current state will help you target problem areas and spend money where it will make a difference.

What are the Benefits of a Home Energy Audit?

An energy audit is worth it for your home! Diagnostic testing is one of the most important steps in the process if you want to improve energy efficiency and make your home more comfortable. Think about it this way—a doctor wouldn't prescribe medication without first diagnosing your condition, right? The same is true for your home!

When you make the improvements recommended during your energy audit, you'll notice benefits throughout your entire home, including:

  • Better home comfort all year round
  • No more cold floors or cold drafts
  • Lower energy bills all year round
  • Less energy loss and a lower carbon footprint
  • Healthier indoor air quality

The Best Insulation Company Near You in Binghamton, NY

There are a lot of insulation companies that will blow cellulose insulation into your attic and call it a day, but if you want real, lasting results, The Insulation Man is the company for you. We are a whole-home, building science specialist that understands home performance inside and out. Our holistic, diagnostic-first approach helps you get the most bang for your buck when you upgrade your home with new insulation and air sealing.

Our team is here to answer your questions and help you make the best decision for your home and budget. We offer financing and can help you qualify for rebates and incentives through initiatives including Empower New York and NYSERDA.

Get the most out of new insulation. Call 607.775.3035 or contact us to schedule an energy audit today.

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