Do I Have To Do Anything Special to Prepare My Home for an Audit?

Preparation of a residence for improved energy efficiency and energy savings, conduct a home energy audit in five (5) easy steps and add sustainable value to your home.

1. Utility Bills

Create a combined file of utility bills for review. Details to utility company cost ratio to usage provide the basis to audit of energy of overuse. Statistical analysis of utility energy expenditure to benchmarks on an energy audit enable comparison between standard projected usage for a space equivalent to your home.

2. Review Major Systems

Before an energy auditor examines the major energy systems in your residence, it is best to review them yourself. Make sure you familiar with your home’s gas, heating and water heater systems. Windows should be shut and locked. Interior doors should be open, exterior doors should be closed. .

3. The Fireplaces

During an energy audit inspection, an auditor will depressurize the home. You want to make sure the fireplace is cleaned out of ashes, and the dampers are closed.

 Auditors testing air tightness of building employ a fan instrument to draw air from the house to gauge the level of air infiltration. Rate of airflow measurement detects infiltration that may be taking place along cracks, leaks or structural faults in the building.

Post a residential energy audit, homeowners can benefit greatly from learning about new options in energy conservation. Create a sustainable home energy environment. The audit is the first step in reducing energy inefficiencies and costs found in utility bills. By repairing major energy systems or air infiltration issues with the proper inputs or seals, you will inevitably reduce usage and monthly rates.

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