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Get the Most for Your Energy Dollar with an Energy Audit

Posted: March 2, 2015

Energy Audit

Posted: March 2, 2015
Posted by: Gerald Kuller, Home Comfort Manager

Most homes are not as energy efficient as they could be. Our Wilson Energy Audit is a comprehensive top-to-bottom assessment of your home and its systems.

Our goal is to make sure you are getting the most for your energy dollar, and to ensure that your home is healthy and safe.

Using the data we gather when we conduct an energy audit, we will make specific recommendations for improvements. Our assessors will show you what you can do—starting today—to reduce your energy bills and shrink your carbon footprint.

Your checkup starts with an initial interview with one of our experts. Your input provides valuable information, such as whether any rooms feel clammy when the air conditioner is running, or if any parts of the house need to be dusted more often than others.

The inspection begins with your heating and cooling equipment. Is it efficient, dependable, and safe? Your consultant will visually inspect your equipment for any signs of deterioration, improper installation, or insufficient maintenance.

Even the best heating and cooling system will have trouble keeping you comfortable or will cost more to run if you don’t have enough insulation. Your consultant will visually inspect insulation levels throughout your home and determine if they meet currently recommended levels. More importantly, he or she will look for hidden defects.

All houses should have some air leakage, but most leak too much. Symptoms of excessive leakage include uneven temperatures throughout the house, wasted energy, excessive dust, cold drafts, dry air in winter, and clammy air in summer. On the other hand, some homes are too airtight and may have unhealthy indoor air.

Once the inspection and testing are complete, your consultant will explain the results and give you a plan of recommended improvements. Many – such as adding insulation or weather stripping – can be performed by homeowners as weekend projects. Other improvements may require professionals. Upon request, your consultant will prepare a proposal for you.

To know more about the energy audit service we provide, just click here. At Wilson, your comfort is our top priority. You’re important to us!