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The Importance of Home Energy Audits

window-sill-of-a-houseHave you ever had a home energy audit done for your living space? Do you know what a home energy audit is? This is a professional service offered by only a select few HVAC professionals.

A professional home energy audit helps technicians determine where your home is losing energy, and wasting money as a result. During this service, a trained member of our team will come to your home and conduct assessments that look at a host of factors to see where in your home you could benefit from a home energy solution.

Signs That It’s Time for Your Next Home Energy Audit

There are a few signs you can watch out for that indicate your home is in need of a home energy audit. They include, but aren’t limited to:

  • Rooms in your home feeling hotter or cooler than the rest.
  • Allergy or asthma sufferers having an uptick in symptoms.
  • Utility bills rising despite your best efforts to live as energy-efficiently as possible.
  • Family members getting sick too often.
  • Your HVAC system short-cycling.
  • Drafts coming through your windows and doors.

Is a Home Energy Audit Actually Worth It?

There are a whole host of advantages to having a home energy audit conducted, as long as you take the appropriate steps following the audit to make sure any areas of concern are corrected. This includes:

  • Decreased Utility Bills: One of the main reasons homeowners in our area decide to go ahead and invest in a home energy audit is to find out if their house is causing them to waste money on their energy bills. If you’re losing heat out of drafty doors and windows during the winter, or losing cooling during the summer for the same reason, it means you’re spending too much time running your HVAC systems. Let’s face it, that’s pretty important around here! Fortunately, a professional energy audit will alert you to areas where you can create better cooling and heat sealing against the outdoors, and also lower the amount your HVAC system is used.
  • Improved Comfort: If conditioned air is leaking from your home, it can make that living space pretty miserable during the summer, and particularly during the winter. If you suffer from drafty areas in your home, you should have a home energy audit done to locate areas where sealing up drafts will improve the situation.
  • Healthier Indoor Air Quality: A home with the right ventilation and a steady supply of fresh air will have better indoor air quality. However, a home with leaks in its ductwork or other areas of its space will enable conditioned air to escape out and work against your indoor air quality. IN fact, homes like this will wind up with worse indoor air quality, since they’ll be able to draw in excessive outdoor air that can contain allergens such as pollen, dust mites, dirt, and more.

Looking for a Bethel Park HVAC company you can trust? Call the friendly staff at Boehmer Heating & Cooling for exceptional customer service!

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