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Cincinnati, OH 45249
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What is a Whole House Energy Audit?

Your utility bill may be shocking, but it offers few helpful details: it doesn’t tell you when your energy use peaks, doesn’t explain how best to reduce power consumption, and doesn’t tell you how your home is spending your money.

We think it’s worth finding out. A home energy audit is one of the first steps to understanding your home’s energy usage, as well its overall health and performance. Using a combination of high tech tests and common sense evaluations, a good auditor provides homeowners with a list of energy and money saving steps, explains how and why your house is costing you money, then prioritizes steps to take to knock down those costs over the long haul.

A typical audit is comprised of several steps:

1) A thorough visual inspection of the home’s building envelope.

2) An insulation check, generally involving infrared thermography, to pinpoint spots where insulation may have settled, been improperly installed, or where it may be missing altogether.

3) An air leakage test using a blower door, to measure the cumulative effect of all the air leaks in the home.

4) A ventilation check: healthy houses have appropriate ventilation, and an auditor will test ventilation systems to ensure that they conform to safety standards.

5) All visible gas lines, the gas stove, and gas powered water heater will be examined to insure that there are no leaks.

6) The auditor will evaluate if your central heating system needs cleaning or a tune-up.

7) Finally, expect a few suspect appliances, including old driers or refrigerators to be tested with an electricity monitor. There are times when one terrifically inefficient appliance throws an entire house’s energy use out of whack.

We believe that whole house energy audits by certified professionals are worth every penny, so long as you act on what the audit turns up.

Last off, bear in mind that what turns up might surprise you: homeowners are often shocked to discover that all the little air leaks throughout their house add up to the equivalent of a window (or two, or more) being left open year round! Just remember that what you don’t know can cost you: it’s better to know!

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"This company is always friendly and on time. They work hard and always tell me what they think they need to do before they do it. They clean up well after the job is done."

Jenny, Cincinnati

"Keith, Dave, and Randy arrived on time. They were very thorough with explaining all of our new equipment. My family and I could not be mored pleased with National Heating and Air and their employees. I am a very happy..."

Erin, Cincinnati

"Sales and installation was on time, thorough, completed on time and did a quality job at a very reasonable price. Two weeks after we are completely satisfied."

James H., Cincinnati

"This company was wonderful! They even called before they came to ask if they could bring me anything!!! The technician was very thorough and very courteous. I will use them as my heating and air conditioning company loyally. In fact,..."

Customer, Mainville

"I was told by my previous contractor about the possible cost of repairing my 12-year old heat pump and decided a new one was desirable. They gave me a quote and I contacted two additional contractors including National. The rep..."

Pete, Cincinnati

"They do boilers as well and I think they do a great job.  I’ve had other people come out to do the work and they settled with it, but it didn’t work very well... I had National Heating & Air..."

Carol, Cincinnati

"National Heating and Air Conditioning were excellent. They arrived within 30 minutes of request, very professional, courteous and thorough. The job was completed on time too."

James, Cincinnati

"The installation team arrived on time, installed the heat pump and blowers in an efficient and timely manner.  They took care not to soil any carpets etc. and completed the job in a day as scheduled.  Totally satisfied with this.."

Peter, Cincinnati

"Their technician Dave was knowledgable, professional, and friendly - and arrived within 30 minutes. Scott's analysis was on target and Dave was able to fix and service my unit in about 45 mins. I would recommend National without hesitation. Thanks..."

Miguel, Cincinnati

"Steve, sales very knowledgeable and friendly, took the time to sell us a new unit. Felt we were buying unit for our house. National showed up next week and installed in a day. Very professional, curious and timely. Absolutely recommended!"

Justin, Cincinnati

"Keith was on time & finished the job 1 and half hour earlier than expected. Worked hard & cleaned up after he was done. Very polite & very professional. Did a good job."

Karen & Randy, Cincinnati
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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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It does not constitute professional advice. All information is subject to change at any time without notice. Contact us for complete details.