You might not realize just how much energy your home uses on a regular basis, especially for heating and cooling. With winter on the way, this is a good time to find out more about your home’s energy usage and how you can reduce it in order to lower your energy bills. Learn more about how a home energy assessment can help you as a homeowner.
Home Energy Assessment: Air Leaks
Air leaks are among the biggest reasons that homes end up using more energy than necessary. Cold air can get into your home during the winter, while heated indoor air can leak outside, which causes you to use your furnace more. During the summer, air leaks allow hot air into your home, causing you to use your air conditioning more. Energy assessments often involve having your home checked for potential sources of air leaks, such as gaps around windows and doors, poor insulation and cracks, or other openings in your home’s foundation, walls, and other surfaces. The technician performing the assessment can let you know where air leaks are occurring and how to stop them from happening.
Home Energy Assessment: HVAC System
Home energy assessments also involve having your HVAC equipment checked. During these assessments, a technician inspects your furnace, air-conditioning system, and other HVAC components to determine how energy-efficient they are. You’ll also have your ductwork checked for air leaks. If you have older HVAC equipment, you might be advised to upgrade to a new system. Newer HVAC systems offer greater energy efficiency compared to older systems. When you repair sources of air leaks and upgrade to a new HVAC system, you’ll be able to heat and cool your home while using less energy overall. This helps reduce wear and tear on your HVAC system and saves you money on your monthly energy bills.
If you need more information on a home energy assessment for your Neptune City home, contact Aggressive Mechanical Contractors. We can provide you with guidance on heating and cooling your home more efficiently.