While Houston enjoys mild winters, summers can test your tolerance for extreme weather. Home energy audits are therefore more financially beneficial during the summer months, especially if you’ve experienced high energy bills or an overtaxed air conditioner.
Keeping More Air Inside Your Home
If the cool air your A/C system produces escapes through cracks and holes in your home’s exterior, that’s like watching dollar bills wash down the drain. Houston experiences an average of nearly 100 days with temperatures over 90 degrees, which means your A/C works hard during the summer. A home energy audit finds — and allows you to fix — places where air leaks from your home.
Identifying Ways to Reduce Energy Consumption
Does everyone in your home work or attend school during the day? If so, you’re wasting money cooling your house during those hours. A professional energy audit incorporates a questionnaire that helps the technician determine how you use your home. He or she can tell you if your current habits cause you to lose money in cooling your home, which ultimately allows you to keep more dollars in your wallet.
Recommending Repairs and Maintenance
An experienced auditor can advise you on the best repairs or maintenance steps to take to increase your home’s energy efficiency. He or she might discover that you need extra insulation in your attic, for instance, or that you could benefit from double-paned windows. The auditor will also check your entire HVAC system for efficiency. If he or she notes a problem with your air ducts or other system components, you can fix the issue so you don’t lose money.
A home energy audit might reveal problems with your air conditioner. In this case, it’s best to have the problem fixed, so you save money down the road. For help with your A/C, visit our website or give us a call at 888-710-5530.
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