If you want to save more energy in your Arlington home, an energy audit is a great place to start, but how do you know if you need one?
Many homes in the United States are less efficient than homeowners realize. If you are used to paying a certain amount for your energy every month, you may not even know that savings are possible. One of the best ways to determine how much energy you’re wasting in your home and where is by taking advantage of a free energy audit from Apex Home Energy Savings, but how do you know if you need one? Here are a few signs that your home needs an energy audit:
#1. You pay more for energy than your neighbors.
Your neighbors’ homes are probably around the same size as yours, they were probably built around the same time and they are located in the same climate, so your energy costs should be around the same, right? However, if you are paying a lot more for your energy than your neighbors and the culprit isn’t your consumption, then your home is probably less efficient than it could be.
#2. Temperatures aren’t consistent from room to room.
Are certain rooms warmer or cooler than the rest of your house? If so, you probably have either air leaks around doors and windows or poor insulation, and you are probably losing money. We perform many high-level tests that detect air leaks and insulation insufficiencies.
#3. Certain areas in your home are drafty.
Can you feel the wind blowing in certain areas of your home? You shouldn’t be able to feel the outside air in your home if you don’t have any windows or doors open, and if you do, you probably have air leaks that need to be addressed. At Apex Home Energy Savings, we can not only find all of the gaps and joints in your home that could be leaking air, but we can also seal them for you, saving you energy on a monthly basis.
A home energy audit is the first step towards reducing your energy bills every month, and the best part is, at Apex Home Energy Savings, we offer free energy audits! The signs that we listed above are just a few of the many that indicate the need for an energy audit in your Arlington home. Would you like to learn about more signs that you need an energy audit? If so, please stay tuned for our next blog.