Reaching For Another Sweater? Maybe It’s Time For an Energy Audit
Battling the rugged winter temperatures that often hit Cincinnati each winter can certainly be a difficult process. Many people are lucky enough to resort to the comfort of a warm home when winter starts to truly set in, but the unfortunate fact of the matter is that discomfort can occur within the home as well. Some combat this issue by layering sweaters or hooking up dangerous and inefficient space heaters, but neither of these issues address the true problem at hand, which could be poor insulation and air sealing.
Fortunately, an uncomfortable home environment can be fixed, and the first step is to have an expert assess your home with a home energy audit.
What is a Home Energy Audit?
In simple terms, a home energy audit is the process of analyzing a home’s energy efficiency capabilities (or lack thereof). Through a variety of different techniques that include blower door testing and infrared thermography, a professional contractor with expertise in the field of energy efficiency can help to determine which aspects of your home may be contributing to energy loss, which can make a great deal of different in terms of both comfort levels and utility bills this winter.
The benefits of conducting a home energy audit are difficult to ignore and include the following:
- Pinpoint “Problem Areas” — Determining which areas of your home are actually suffering in regards to energy efficiency can be difficult at face value. A home energy audit allows you to pinpoint these “problem areas” through the use of state-of-the-art technology, taking all of the guesswork out of the situation.
- Blower Door Testing — Blower door testing helps to isolate cracks that are present in your home, which can often be the source of drafts. Once isolated, these areas can be air sealed for better energy efficiency.
- Recommendations — Once you’ve discovered the issues at hand, a National contractor will make recommendations based upon these findings about what needs tobe done in order to take your home’s energy efficiency to a new level. Recommendations are always made with your budget restrictions kept top of mind.
- Rebate Breakdown — Many families who conduct home energy audits are eligible for rebates, which can be quite helpful should extra work need to be conducted. Once a plan is determined, we’ll give you a full breakdown of what you can expect regarding a potential rebate.
At National Heating and Air, we believe that no homeowner should think it’s normal to combat the chilly winter weather of Cincinnati while they’re behind closed doors. Schedule a home energy audit for us for just $199 (and up to $425 from Duke Energy), and we’ll take a detailed look into whatever may be causing you discomfort. We’ll leave you with recommendations, as well as a full report of our findings and some additional tips for instant energy savings.
So don’t let the winter weather get you down. Contact us today to learn more about what a home energy audit can do for you.