Many people struggle to make their homes more efficient, especially during the coldest and hottest months of the year, when you have your home comfort equipment running all day and night. There are many ways that you could improve efficiency, allowing your heating and AC equipment to operate more smoothly, but it’s difficult for the average homeowner to pin down just what needs to be done.
That’s why you should schedule an energy audit with a qualified heating and air conditioning technician to find out what improvements you can make to your home together. Learn more in the guide below or call one of our friendly team members.
What Is an Energy Audit?
An energy audit is a service provided by some local companies in which an analyst provides a thorough assessment of your home and your heating and cooling equipment using a series of tests and inspections. For example, a blower door test, which requires pressurizing the home with a giant fan, is used to determine whether or not there are excessive air leaks in the house that keep your air conditioner and heater from delivering air directly into the home.
The assessor looks for long-term solutions to your energy problems, not quick fixes, so you can count on an investment in your home. However, you won’t need an assessment like this for years to come, since you’ll have just what you need to keep things running smoothly.
What Kind of Changes Can I Make to My Home?
When you have an energy audit, technicians make recommendations and help you make plans and appointments to get your home into shape. They may recommend one of several solutions to your efficiency, comfort, and indoor air quality problems, ranging from projects you can do on your own to complete heating and cooling equipment replacements. Here are some examples.
- Sealing air leaks throughout the home with caulk or weather stripping.
- Adding insulation in areas it is lacking or missing.
- Replacing inefficient windows.
- Upgrading HVAC equipment.
- Adding indoor air quality or ventilation equipment.
- Making repairs to an air conditioner or heater.
Some of these changes qualify you for energy rebates from Georgia Power’s Home Energy Improvement Program. Call our team for more information if you live in the area.
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