When it comes to enhancing home performance and creating a more comfortable living environment, there are few processes that can be quite as effective as the home energy audit. An energy audit is essentially like a visit to the doctor or the mechanic, except it’s your home that is the subject, not you or your car. During a typical home energy audit, it’s not at all unlikely for our team to discover factors contributing to poor home energy efficiency.

Ready to help get your home back on track? Here are the most typical home upgrades we recommend to our customers after an energy audit.

Commonly Recommended Home Upgrades

Wondering what the most common upgrades after having an energy audit performed are for homeowners in Peoria, East Peoria, Pekin, Morton and Washington? Here’s a compilation of some of our most effective and commonly performed jobs:

Air Sealing

Have you ever placed your hand near a corner of your home and felt a draft? If so, chances are that they exist elsewhere in the home as well. Drafts can be very difficult to deal with, especially during the winter months. While many people assume that their windows and doors are the culprits, the problem often stems from a poorly air sealed home. Our team can fill the cracks and gaps that allow unwanted airflow to occur, leading to less energy loss and a more comfortable home.


Coupled with air sealing, insulation acts like a sweater to the “windbreaker” that air sealing offers. There are a number of different types of insulating materials, all of which come with their own unique applications. Many people think insulation is only important during the winter, but it can actually help to keep your home comfortable all year long.


Windows can certainly have an effect not only on home performance, but also on the overall aesthetics of your home. After all, no one wants to have to look through old, dirty windows that they can barely see through, yet so many people have windows like this in their homes. New, high-performance windows can make all the difference in the world in both home design and home efficiency, and AAA Northgate can help.

HVAC Equipment

Your home’s heating and cooling system is what keeps you and your family comfortable throughout the year. It’s not uncommon for older HVAC equipment to fail with time, however, often resulting in a number of home comfort issues that could even turn out to be potentially dangerous. Today’s HVAC equipment is far more effective than that of the past, and an upgrade can be like night and day in terms of indoor comfort.

Ready to see what an energy audit can do for your home? Contact us today to learn more or to schedule an appointment!