An energy audit is a quick examination of your home’s energy consumption. A certified Hutchinson energy expert will conduct the inspection by walking through your home and taking note of how the household uses energy. In fact, we take into account the following components:
- Window, wall, and roof air leakage
- Attic and wall insulation
- Efficiency of heating and cooling systems
- Appliance energy usage
- Water heater
- Washer and dryer
- Other Appliances
- Appliance safety check
- The size of your home
These elements are all small pieces of the puzzle. Once we analyze the performance and usage of each component, we can put together a big picture of how much energy your family is using.
This audit will also help identify problem areas and safety issues in your home. For example, an old or damaged furnace will be energy-inefficient, working harder and harder each year to produce the same amount of energy. This can cause your heating bills to increase gradually. The same furnace could also have a gas leak that’s not properly being vented through the exhaust pipe. Not only is this wasting your money, but it’s also a health hazard for your family. Through an energy audit, you can figure out which problem areas can be repaired or replaced to help make your home safer and more efficient.
How Will an Energy Audit Benefit My Home?
If you have a thorough understanding of your energy usage, you know where your home is wasting money. This can help you change your energy consumption habits, so you can save money moving forward. It might be something as simple as turning lights off, or something bigger like getting a heater replaced.
An energy audit can also be beneficial for improving the safety of your home. By identifying security issues like gas leaks or spillage, you know your house is a safe place for everyone living there. Increased safety and security can actually increase the value of your house, as well.
Where do I Schedule an Energy Audit?
If you’re ready to schedule your energy audit, contact Hutchinson to talk to an energy services specialist in South Jersey today. Your audit will take anywhere between one and four hours, depending on the size of your house, and your report will be generated shortly thereafter.