Whole Home Energy Audit: 5 Reasons to Get One

home energy auditIf you’re anything like us, then there have been times when you have walked out to your mailbox, looked at your electricity and water bills and thought to yourself “I would do just about anything to get these expenses down!” Well, the good news is that there actually is something that you can do to help to decrease your energy costs and it doesn’t cost you a dime: conduct a whole energy audit.

If you’re curious to know about some of the reasons why this is one of the smartest home maintenance decisions that you could ever make, we have provided you with five of them below:

It will lower your energy bills. As we’ve just shared, by far one of the best reasons to conduct a home energy audit is that it will help to save you money. That’s because there are a lot of us who are spending more money to keep the rooms in our house a comfortable temperature due to an air leak that we don’t know about. Or, our water bills are too high because some of our water pipes are leaking. Thankfully, a home energy audit will help you to detect if your home has any of these issues.

It will reveal potential health risks. One thing that many people have inside of their homes without even realizing it is mold and mildew. But, if you conduct an energy audit, you can “catch” the fungus that might be growing inside of your basement or under your kitchen sink before you end up having allergic reactions or respiratory issues.

It will purify the air. Did you know that the air most of us breathe inside of our hours is actually 2-5 times more toxic than what we breathe outside? That’s why it’s important that we do all that we can to reduce indoor air pollution. Well, by conducting an energy audit, it can show you if you need to change the batteries in your carbon monoxide and radon monitors and also if it’s time to vacuum out your air ducts or change your filters in your HVAC unit.

It will make you more comfortable. If no matter what you do, you can’t seem to get the rooms in your house to a comfortable temperature, it could be because there is a draft somewhere in your house or that it’s time to replace the insulation in your attic. With the help of an energy audit, you can see where your windows might have cracks or if it’s time to add some aerogel or cotton insulation in order to better protect your home from the weather outside.

It will protect the environment. As you become more aware of all of the tips to save energy at home there are such as conducting an energy audit, not only will it save you money, but it will also help to reduce the amount of greenhouse gases that go into the atmosphere. And when that happens, it ultimately helps to protect the environment. So as you can see, a home energy audit is one of the best things that you could ever do for your house. For more information on how to conduct one successfully, visit The Daily Green and put “DIY energy audit” in the search field.

Clay Miller
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