Summer is winding down here in Illinois, and that means homeowners in Peoria, Pekin, Morton, East Peoria, Washington, and the surrounding area are making preparations for fall. Many are looking for solutions to recurring issues in their homes, such as hot upstairs bedrooms, humid basements, astronomically high energy bills, and air conditioners that just keep running.
Do you want to find a long-lasting solution to your home’s recurring issues? If so, fall is the perfect time to schedule an energy audit. An energy audit is the first step to a home that is more comfortable, energy efficient, and healthy, no matter the time of year.
How Does an Energy Audit Work?
You might compare an energy audit to a visit to the doctor, only the focus is on your home and its overall energy usage. An energy audit looks at the many different components of a home and then considers how those components are working together as a system.
During an energy audit, you can expect an auditor to look at several physical aspects of your home, including the interior and exterior walls, insulation, ductwork, and HVAC systems. An energy auditor will also look at your home’s past utility bills and perform a variety of tests, such as a blower door test, an infrared scan, and a carbon monoxide test. All of these things together will help them — and ultimately you, the homeowner — better understand your home’s energy usage and what can be done to improve its energy efficiency.
What Are the Benefits?
As you may have guessed, getting an energy audit is the logical first step toward making your home more energy efficient. An energy audit can help you get to the bottom of issues you have been facing in your home, such as a hot upstairs, humid basement, or high energy bills. In addition, you will get recommendations on which actions to take to boost home performance.
When you follow these recommendations, your home will not only use less energy but also become more comfortable and a healthier place to live. So if you want to make your Peoria area home more comfortable and energy efficient — and ultimately save money on your energy bills — you’ll definitely want to schedule an energy audit with us.