Professional home energy audits are excellent ways to identify sources of energy loss and areas to be improved so you can save money. Energy audits are comprehensive, covering your furnace and A/C installations, your lighting, and more. When performed by a quality A/C contractor, an energy audit is an excellent way to save money by improving the overall efficiency of your home as a system.
- Professional A/C contractors can use blower door testing to find air leaks in your home. Many homes are full of all areas where air readily escapes or infiltrates. This compromises your energy efficiency, as heat is lost during the winter and cool air escapes outside in the summer. It also causes discomfort with drafts and hot or cold spots in your home.
- Infrared cameras can identify sources of heat loss outside of your home. This is a way of diagnosing the integrity of your building envelope. For example, hotspots on your roof can indicate areas of your attic that are not adequately insulated. This can eventually compromise the integrity of your roof as well.
- Your A/C contractor looks at other aspects of how your home uses energy. For example, he or she can identify where you should replace incandescent bulbs with more energy-efficient alternatives like CFLs or LEDs.
- Your home energy audit will be customized to help find the best ways to improve the energy efficiency of your home. You can enjoy lower heating and cooling bills, increase energy efficiency, and a higher level of comfort.
McCrea Heating and Air Conditioning can perform an energy audit to help your home become more efficient. Schedule yours when you contact us at (800) 788-6216, or visit our website to learn more about our process.