Why Should I Get A Home Energy Audit?

Have you wondered if it’s worth your time and money to hire someone to audit the energy output of your home? If not, our list of potential benefits might change your mind!

A home energy audit is an assessment of your home’s energy usage. During the assessment, a professional energy specialist will identify various energy waste problems in your home. Once the audit is finished, our specialist will give you a list of improvements that you can implement in your home to decrease energy waste and obtain the following benefits.

Save Money

After your home audit recommendations have been implemented, you can expect to save anywhere from 5 - 30% on your monthly energy bill. One study showed that approximately $32 worth of heat can escape your chimney each month; however, a fireplace pillow only costs $35. In just one year, that could save you $349! Additionally, installing a new showerhead can deliver a 400% return on investment within a year’s time.

However, to accurately account for your total savings, you mustn't forget about West Virginia tax incentives. There are plenty of tax rebates available to residents who purchase energy-efficient appliances. If your home is currently using electricity as your primary heating source, you are eligible for Appalachian Power’s rebates for insulation, air sealing, and HVAC system maintenance and upgrades.

Waste Less

Ordering a home energy audit can uncover hidden problems in your home. By looking into your home’s structural composition and poking around your plumbing, HVAC, and electrical assets, we can identify potential safety hazards that were previously hidden from you and your family. Your home could have a small gas leak, a dripping faucet, or a less than ideal insulation set up for your HVAC system. During a home energy audit, our technicians will use special tools to measure and monitor your energy efficiency. In fact, all of your home’s systems will be audited! Sometimes tools are inaccurate, which is why we only hire trained and efficient technicians who can thoroughly inspect your home. After the audit, you can expect several recommendations on how to lessen energy, water, and power waste throughout your home.

Improve Comfort

Implementing your home energy audit recommendations can help improve the comfort of your home. Replacing air filters can help you breathe better, sneeze less, and reduce seasonal allergy symptoms. Sealing leaky air ducts and adding insulation makes your HVAC system more efficient, so your home will cool down faster while saving you money. In some cases, our technicians find mold or mold damage in a home. Treating and removing the mold growth and correcting the ventilation system can make a huge difference in your respiratory system and your quality of life. Our technicians are here to help you enjoy your home by offering solutions to improve the overall comfort of your abode.

Increase Value

Did you know lowering your energy usage can increase your home’s value? A recent study showed that for every $1 of annual energy savings, you can increase your home’s value by $15 - $20, which is why implementing our energy efficient ideas is crucial to saving money. Installing new insulation, upgrading appliances, and maintaining a clean HVAC system can add thousands to your home’s sale value. If you are looking to sell your home, be sure you to inform your real estate agent of your upgrades and energy efficient appliances. These upgrades can dramatically impact the price and process of your home’s journey through the market. Homes with upgraded energy efficient appliances are in high demand, and in some cases, can be the last straw in the decision to buy a home.

As you can see, there are many reasons why you should put your home to the test. Our goal as a Dr. Energy Saver Dealer is to help you improve your home’s energy use and increase the size of your wallet. With us, the audit and implementation process is a breeze, so why wait any longer?

Contact us today at (844) 327-9619 to schedule your home energy audit.