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What Is a Home Energy Audit?

A home energy audit is a holistic approach to building performance improvements which determines the best, most cost-effective upgrades for your home. This process allows you to find out:

  • Which areas of your home use too much energy
  • Where you can make improvements to your energy efficiency
  • The best, most cost-effective upgrades for your home

What Does a Home Energy Audit Identify?

Home energy audits are essentially comprehensive energy efficiency evaluations. They focus on a few key areas in your home, which we’ll discuss in detail below:

Insulation

During a home energy audit, we look at your home’s building envelope to discover where you may be missing insulation, if your insulation is installed properly, or where it has settled over time. By identifying inadequate insulation, we can begin to rectify issues that affect how well your home retains heat and cool air.

Air Leaks

Using infrared thermography (AKA an infrared camera), we identify air leaks in your attic, crawlspace, and walls. Once we know where you are losing energy, we can begin to shore up your energy use and affect your energy bill.

Air Infiltration

We use a blower door to determine how much energy is wasted through air leaks and measure your home’s rate of air infiltration.

Other variables a home energy audit examines include:

  • Air quality
  • Combustion safety
  • Ventilation rates
  • Moisture problems

Benefits of a Home Energy Audit

By analyzing your home’s insulation, air leaks, and air infiltration, we can come up with a custom plan to make your home more comfortable, healthier, and more energy efficient. By carefully investigating your home’s energy performance, we are able to accomplish your energy and comfort goals without requiring you to spend any extra money on products or services that you don’t need.

One additional and potentially surprising way that a home energy audit can benefit you is by increasing your home’s safety! Energy audits are great opportunities to check for common home problems like mold and wiring issues. Finding these issues before they grow into permanent, structurally-compromising problems is a positive effect of performing home energy audits.

Home Energy Audits in Cincinnati

If you are a homeowner in the Metro Cincinnati area, National Heating and Air Conditioning is the HVAC contractor to call for home energy audits! We can help you maximize your home’s energy performance and reduce your energy bills. Contact us now to schedule an energy audit!

FAQs

What Temperature Should I Set on My Thermostat?

The ideal temperature to set on your thermostat will vary by season. In the summer, it's recommended that you set your thermostat between 70˚ and 75˚ while you're at home. When you're away from home, setting the thermostat nearer to 80˚ can save energy, which will save you money on…

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What Size HVAC System Do I Need?

The best size for your new HVAC system will depend on a number of factors, like: The size and layout of your home The number of windows and doors your home has The cooling load required to meet your comfort needs The best way to ensure you select a perfectly…

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How Long Does An Air Conditioner Last?

The lifespan of an AC system will depend on various factors, like: The type, brand, and model of the system you have Whether the system was installed properly How frequently it's used How often it receives maintenance service On average, air conditioners can last about 10 to 15 years. The…

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How Often Should I Schedule AC Maintenance?

We recommend air conditioner maintenance service at least twice a year, once before you turn your system on for spring or summer and again before you shut your system down in fall or winter. If anyone in your family has respiratory issues or a compromised immune system, more frequent AC…

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