Many people host gatherings during the holidays in Madera, CA. Now is a great time to ensure that your home is comfortable for the guests who will celebrate with you. An energy audit identifies areas of your home that may be wasting energy through air leaks, inefficiencies and other issues. Let’s look at three reasons you should schedule an energy audit before the holidays.
1. Improve Indoor Comfort
An energy audit identifies issues that affect the comfort level of your home. Energy audits include looking at where your home wastes energy, such as leaky windows that lead to unwanted air exchange and heat loss from your home.
2. Lower Energy Costs
Energy audits help you lower your energy costs. For example, your audit report may include recommendations about replacing old appliances, swapping incandescent light bulbs for LED or CFL varieties or installing a smart thermostat. After you enact these energy-saving measures, your utility bills should decrease. In addition, many utility companies offer additional rebates and incentives for energy audits and making energy-efficient upgrades to your home.
3. Enhance Indoor Air Quality
During the holiday season, you might spend a lot of time cooking, cleaning or decorating with spray-on snow, glues or paints. These activities generate a lot of indoor air pollution and lower air quality. Air fresheners and burning non-soy candles and incense also add pollutants to indoor air. Energy audits can identify solutions to improve indoor air quality. Your audit report might include a recommendation for a whole-house fan, whole-home air purifier or other options to add energy-efficient ventilation, such as heat recovery ventilators.
If you do not require an energy audit right now, you can also count on us for heating and air conditioning maintenance, repair, installation and replacement. Our tankless water heater, duct sealing, indoor air quality, duct cleaning and ventilation services keep your Madera home comfortable and healthy all year long. To learn more about the benefits of an energy audit or to schedule an appointment with one of our energy efficiency professionals, contact us at Brian’s Heating & Cooling today.