Understanding the Value of a Home Energy Audit

September 23, 2015
Ross and Witmer

Two subjects every homeowner in Bessemer, NC can agree on are saving money on their homes and living well. Performing an energy efficiency audit identifies money-wasting areas of your home losing energy. This relates to a healthy home audit – locating areas that cause poor air quality – which can lead to illness as well as deterioration of your home’s structural materials.

End the Never-ending AC Cycles

If your home is not well-insulated, your cooled air easily escapes. This puts a lot of stress on your air conditioning unit. It may seem like it never shuts off, and your energy bill is climbing non-stop. A home energy audit will find the leaks and provide recommendations for fixing them.

Benefits of a Sealed Home

When your home is properly insulated from top to bottom, you can predict your energy usage and estimate your utility budget. You will save money because your home is operating more efficiently. Furthermore, a controlled environment keeps out pollen and outdoor pollutants, allowing your home’s HVAC system to filter and regulate the air you breath.

Dampness, Mold, and Dust

You may find the environment at home feels unpleasant and clammy. Have noticed rapid mold growth near faucets or the bathtub? Chances are your relative humidity is high, which is the perfect habitat for dust mites and mold. A healthy home audit will determine the source of the high humidity and how to correct it before it leads to poor indoor air quality illness.

Safety Issues

An audit will check for safety issues, such as the presence of radon, potential combustible problems with gas appliances that can produce carbon monoxide, and compromised structural integrity caused by moisture leaks and exposure to the elements. Left unchecked, these issues can be harmful to the safety of your family and your home.

Both audits can find ways to help you save money, and more importantly, to create a safe and healthy home for your family. For more information, call Ross and Witmer today at (704) 392-6188.

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