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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

My house is drafty. Do I need
new windows and doors?

When a house is drafty, the first things that many people think about are doors and windows. In fact, there are a handful of home energy upgrades that are much more cost-effective and beneficial than windows and doors (which can cost an arm and a leg but may not do…

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My house is cold. Do I need a larger furnace?

There are many causes for a house being uncomfortably cold in the winter, and there are at least as many solutions. Typically, a cold house is a drafty house with significant air leakage and insufficient insulation. Sometimes it can be caused by a leaky duct system or a poorly performing…

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Is all insulation created equal?

No! Not all insulation is equal. In fact, the insulation in many North American homes today was either improperly installed, or has settled over time, or has been compromised by air leakage. In many cases, existing insulation in homes performs so poorly that the house remains uncomfortable and energy bills…

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Is it possible to manage my home’s energy consumption from a smartphone?

Breakthrough technology over the last few years has made it possible to monitor and manage your home or building's energy consumption via WiFi, allowing you to view your home's energy use in real time and even turn devices on and off. It is even possible to manage energy use using…

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