If you would like to save money on your monthly energy bill, you’re probably wondering what steps you should take to reach your goal.
Sure, you can turn off the lights when you leave a room and keep the temperature set at economical 78 degrees, but those measures will only go so far. Despite your best efforts, your home could be wasting a tremendous amount of energy through inefficient windows, doors, insulation, ductwork, and a tired HVAC system.
Here’s how a home energy audit can help.
Find Air Leaks
An energy audit uncovers and solves any air leaks your home could have. Air leaks can occur in many places, but they are the most common around your doors and windows where hot air seeps in and cool air seeps out.
Leaks in your ductwork will not only compromise your comfort and indoor air quality, but also significantly increase the cost of operating your HVAC system. The EPA estimates that as much as 30 percent of conditioned air is lost through gaps in ducts before it reaches the vents.
An auditor from our team can come to your home and help you decide if you have air leaks you have to address.
Diagnose Your Appliances
The home energy auditor will thoroughly inspect your major appliances, including the water heater, HVAC system, ventilation, and lighting to find opportunities to save energy. We’ll leave you a detailed report outlining our findings and recommendations so that you can begin budgeting.
Your home's insulation plays a central role in your energy bill each month. Having proper insulation keeps hot out and cold air in during summer, helping take some of the burden off of your central air system. Some insulation types are better than others, and older homes don't always have the best insulation. An auditor will check your insulation so that you can find the solutions you need to reduce your energy bill.
Contacting a Professional
If you are serious about saving money, then it's time to get an energy audit for your home. We will come to your home and show you each step we take along the way, and you will know you are in good hands from the start. With your needs in mind, we search for areas in your home that could be wasting energy. When you are ready to begin, contact Mid-Florida Heating & Air to learn more about our free energy audit. To schedule your appointment, call (352) 377-4414.