Home energy audits can help you save energy and money every single month, but how can you tell if you need one?
Are you looking to save more energy and therefore more money on a monthly basis? If so, you’ve come to the right place. We are Apex Home Energy Savings, and we specialize in saving you energy. We offer free energy audits in San Antonio to help you identify any insufficiencies in your home, and in our last blog, we went over a few signs that you need an energy audit. Here are a few more signs that your home is due for an energy audit:
#4. Your home is more than 50 years old.
Homes have gotten a lot more efficient over the years, and when you inhabit an older home, there are many areas that probably need efficiency improvements. For instance, the vast majority of homes built before 1980 aren’t properly insulated. Additionally, many older homes also have old and outdated HVAC systems. Heating and cooling have come a long way, and chances are, upgrading your HVAC system could make a big difference.
#5. Your doors and/or windows rattle.
When it’s windy or stormy out, do your doors and/or windows rattle? If so, this is a sign that the windows and/or doors are not completely secure in their frames. Unfortunately, this also means that the conditioned air in your home is escaping outside, along with your hard-earned money.
#6. There is mold or mildew in your home.
The presence of mold or mildew could indicate a number of issues that could cause your home to hemorrhage energy, including:
- Plumbing leaks – If there is mold or mildew on your walls, it could be a sign that you have a hidden plumbing leak.
- Inadequate insulation – If fiberglass insulation gets wet from a roof or plumbing leak, it will no longer keep your home insulated.
- HVAC Issues – Mold or mildew can grow in the ductwork and on many parts of HVAC systems, indicating a number of different HVAC issues that require professional attention.
#7. Your home isn’t comfortable.
If your home isn’t comfortable no matter what you set the thermostat on, there could be many issues to blame, including the HVAC system, the insulation, air leaks and more. An energy audit will not only help you save money, it will also help you stay comfortable in your home.
Is it time for an energy audit for your home in San Antonio? Schedule your appointment with Apex Home Energy Savings today!