An energy audit can be extremely helpful if you are looking to replace, repair, or upgrade any part of your HVAC system.
Before buying or installing an HVAC system or even replacing components of a current system, you should seriously consider undergoing an energy audit. An energy audit is crucial to making sure you are not wasting energy in your home and subsequently wasting money. Calling a heating and cooling company to request that a home performance energy audit be performed in your home is a decision you will not regret. It gives homeowners a chance to learn quite a bit about how energy efficient their homes are, and how they can save money heating and cooling their homes.
A home performance auditor will come to your home and evaluate the way that energy is used in your home, identify problem areas, and suggest solutions regarding energy efficiency that will save you money while maintaining the comfort level of your home. The energy audit can be completed in one afternoon.
One component of the energy audit will be to identify the problem areas of your home. Areas to focus on are insulation, air leaks, and the efficiency of the mechanical equipment used in the heating and cooling of your home, as well as other appliances.
Insulation is an important component of an energy efficient home. The auditor will look at how well insulated your home is and whether any rooms or areas in your home are under-insulated. Making sure that a home is properly insulated is the first step to energy efficiency. A home needs to be able to keep warm and cool air inside at the appropriate times of the year.
Air leakage is something that can have a dramatic impact how comfortable you are in your home and how hard your HVAC system has to work in order to heat and cool your home. If there is air leaking into and out of your home, your home will not be very energy efficient. Having problem areas where there are air leaks is similar to accidentally leaving a window open while the furnace or air conditioner is on.
Mechanical equipment is the next thing that an energy auditor will want to take a look at. Think about all of the energy that goes into powering all of the mechanical equipment in your home. This equipment includes your furnace, your refrigerator, your washing machine, dishwasher, and air conditioner, etc. They will look at how much energy these use. The performance of these machines will be evaluated and the energy auditor will make recommendations if necessary.
Contact Engineered Solutions
An energy audit can be extremely helpful if you are looking to replace, repair, or upgrade any part of your system. Taking the time to make sure you are making energy efficient choices and can save as much money in the process should be the very first step.
Contact Engineered Solutions today at (314) 394-0802. We provide the highest quality St. Louis heating and air conditioning design build, replacement, and maintenance services with a commitment to energy efficient HVAC solutions that save money without forgoing comfort.