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Why You Should Have an Energy Audit Completed before Winter

Think about what your bills were like in the middle of winter last year. In our area, heating costs can run quite high. And many of our habits and the way our homes work can make energy and fuel costs even higher.

If you want to save money on heating this year—and potentially for many years to come—now is the time to take action. A home energy audit helps you to determine why your bills are high and what you can do to remediate the problem.

What an Energy Audit Involves

If it’s your first time considering scheduling an energy audit, you probably wonder what to expect. Depending on the layout of your home and the type of heating and cooling equipment you have, your energy audit may look a little different. But generally, it involves many different tests to determine where your home is losing energy.

  • Utility Bill Check – Technicians may go over your bills to see if they go up at certain times of the day or year.
  • Insulation Check – They can check to see that you have the right level of insulation throughout the home and that your attic is in good shape.
  • HVAC Inspection – Inspecting the HVAC equipment helps to determine if your comfort systems are the cause of your high bills.
  • Blower Door Test – This test involves placing a large fan in the door way and measuring pressure differences in the home to find air leaks.

After all of this and a visual inspection, and potentially more testing, techs will work with you to find the best way to improve your home energy usage.

Why Schedule a Home Energy Audit Before Winter

Schedule your home energy audit now, before winter comes! An energy audit typically requires that your comfort system is off, so as temperatures even out, it may be the perfect time. Besides, you’ll be prepared for the winter ahead, and you might save more on monthly bills this year than you have in a long time!

Call Boehmer Heating & Cooling for your next home energy audit in Baldwin-Whitehall or a nearby area.

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