Your home is your sanctuary, but unless it properly sealed and as energy efficient as possible it may also be sucking hundreds or even thousands of dollars out of you each year. Fortunately, you can hire an HVAC contractor to perform an energy assessment that will assess your home’s energy use and recommend any improvements or repairs. Below is a closer look at what happens during a home energy audit:
Thorough Assessment and Evaluation
As soon as the HVAC contractor arrives to perform an energy audit of your home, he or she will sit down with you and review your energy bills and talk about your household behaviors. For example, the contractor will want to know what the average thermostat setting is during the summer and winter months and whether or not anyone is home during working hours. Your HVAC contractor will then perform a visual inspection of the interior and exterior of your home to get a better picture of the layout and to identify any obvious problem areas (broken windows, empty rooms, etc.)
Sophisticated Testing Procedures
When you hire a company like Blue Dot Services of Maryland to perform a home energy audit, you can trust that the technician who arrives at your home will use the most sophisticated techniques and equipment available to determine the energy efficiency of your home. For example, your energy auditor may use a blower door, which identifies and measures the extent of leaks in the building envelope. A thorough home energy assessment may also include the use of infrared camera to reveal air infiltration and poor insulation performance.
The results of your home energy audit will uncover simple ways to reduce your household’s energy consumption, which can wind up saving you hundreds or even thousands of dollars every year. If you live in Maryland and would like to improve your home’s energy efficiency, contact Blue Dot Services of Maryland by calling (410) 698-6465. We provide superior heating, cooling, ventilation, and energy services for residents and businesses in Maryland.