How to Look at Your Energy Use from All Angles
It’s funny how the components of your home work together. The walls and roof provide protection. The doors and windows do the same, while also allowing entry and exit as desired. Your electrical system keeps things humming, your plumbing keeps things running, and your heating and air conditioning make your living space comfortably livable.
To further illuminate this point: your home is not just one part. Not just one room that sees the most action (like your kitchen). Not even your favorite chair and electronic device. Your home is all parts working together. Or, sometimes, a few parts working against each other.
That’s why science is highlighting more and more why energy efficiency should be viewed from a “whole house” approach.
Because your home comfort system accounts for about half of your energy bills, its performance and efficiency certainly go a long way toward keeping those bills lower, and your home more comfortable. However, drafty windows, doors, and poorly insulated attics will also affect its performance by creating more work for it to do. That’s just the beginning in the long list of factors that siphon off energy. But now there’s a way to get a more complete picture.
A “whole house energy analysis” takes a look at all the elements that affect your energy usage and shows you how and where improvements can give you better results. Whole house analyses are conducted by professionals who understand how your home operates, when problems can arise and where health and safety concerns can be identified.
These professionals have specialized training and are using technologically advanced infrared thermography. Through this process, the infrared thermography detects unseen air leaks and pinpoints trouble spots, many of which are easily resolved. You receive a list of recommendations that you can choose (or not) to implement – it’s completely up to you. The best part is that your utility provider offers rebates to alleviate the cost of the improvements, up to $2,000!
Together, the recommendations that come from a whole house energy analysis ultimately make your home cooler in the summer, warmer in the winter, with lower energy bills all year long.
Let us take a look now to see how well your house is performing. Schedule your whole house energy analysis today.