5 Ways That Having an Energy Audit Will Improve Your Life This Winter:
Drafts. Cold rooms. These are not caused by ghosts, but by physics. An energy auditor will pinpoint the exact source of each of them, and give you a blueprint for eliminating them for good.
Heat costs money, and the heat escaping through air leaks and poorly insulated walls represents dollars out the window. Making a few low-cost improvements can save you a ton.
Home performance contractors and energy auditors are trained to evaluate the functionality and safety of combustion appliances within your home, and to diagnose potential safety issues. Additionally, they can analyze your home’s indoor air quality to determine whether inadequate ventilation could lead to respiratory problems for you and your family.
4. Surprise Prevention
Ever have an ice dam spring up unexpectedly on your roof? Or a surprise wet spot in your ceiling caused by said ice dam? Or an electricity bill that’s 2x what last month’s was, and you don’t know why? Surprises are good at Christmas, but only at Christmas. A home energy audit can help you pinpoint potential energy and building issues down the road, so you can prevent them at the source.
Above all, perhaps the most compelling part of a home energy audit is that it serves as something of an owner’s manual for your home: it pinpoints its deficiencies, it directs you to fix them, and helps you understand how each of your home’s individual components are inextricably linked -- something few single-serving contractors can provide (horror stories abound of homeowners dropping tens of thousands on new windows, not realizing that that’s not what they needed--the home stays cold, the bills stay high).
Even if you can’t make all the improvements you’d like to before the first snow flies, a home energy audit from a certified auditor will give you a detailed blueprint of the improvements that will give you the most bang for your buck. Which means a more comfortable, safer family, with more spare cash for Christmas presents. Not a bad deal.
The Home Performance Solutions program from Columbia Gas makes scheduling a home energy audit easy. Don't delay. Call today (1-877-644-6674) and take the first step toward saving money!