Home energy audits, or home energy assessments, can provide significant insight on your home’s total energy efficiency based on proven building science. Using quick and effective techniques, a home energy audit can help determine energy consumption, identify areas for improvement, and provide solutions that will save you money each month on your utility bill within hours. Your home will receive a thorough room-by-room examination using cutting-edge technology to best assess energy efficiency and ultimately keep you and your loved ones comfortable and safe.
Energy hazards and weaknesses commonly exist in today’s contemporary homes. To pinpoint these vulnerable areas, Howard Air recommends scheduling a professional home energy efficiency audit. During a typical home energy assessment, technicians will employ advanced HVAC technology and techniques to identify duct system leaks, insulation or thermal envelop weaknesses, major pressure differences between rooms, air conditioning operation and overall AC air flow.
The audit may also incorporate common test methods such as blower door tests, infrared imaging technology, and perfluorocarbon tracer gas to gain a better understanding of overall home energy efficiency in an instant. Having your home’s energy efficiency assessed will help you improve your overall comfort, safety and quality of life. Contact Howard Air today to schedule a home energy audit and let us develop a strategy to help you achieve your energy goals today!
Technicians will use their extensive training to visually inspect your entire HVAC system and look for opportunities to improve energy efficiency. After the visual inspection, infrared technology is used to audit the heating and cooling loss in your home. These infrared images will help identify areas for improvement as far as insulation and thermal envelope effectiveness.
Did you know the average home has as much air leakage as a 2-foot square hole? That’s like leaving a medium-sized window open 24/7! To identify areas where air is leaking from your home, technicians will employ a blower door test to help determine your home’s overall airtightness. A calibrated fan will be mounted to an exterior door on your home to create a depressurization vacuum. The vacuum uses air drafts to identify building envelope leaks and connectivity between spaces in your home. By simulating effects of a 20 MPH wind throughout the interior of the home, this identifies where your comfort system leaks air into the atmosphere. These leaks can be sealed to prevent further energy loss, and save you money on your next utility bill.
After the leaks have been identified in your ducts, the technician will use patented Aeroseal technology to seal the problem areas from the inside. This method uses specialized polymer particles that stick together in pressurized areas where air can escape. These particles stick to the edges of an unsealed area to fill in unwanted holes and leaks.
Be sure to turn off unused appliance sin your home that aren’t being used, and shut down electronics when you leave or go to bed.
Consider upgrading older appliances, exchanging showerheads to conversational low-flow heads and swap lightbulbs for LEDs.
Replace single-pane windows with higher efficiency rated glasses, and be sure to install weather stripping on them.
Check with your power provider to see if rates have changed. They can provide explanations for unexpected fluctuations or spikes.
Along with saving money on your monthly energy bill, you can count on seeing other significant benefits. You’ll experience uniform heating and cooling throughout your entire house during hot and cold seasons, take advantage of better air quality, and notice a reduction of unwanted odors or fumes throughout your home. Commercial energy audits can also solve airflow problems in larger commercial buildings.
Get your Phoenix home energy audit from Arizona’s #1 rated company on Angie’s List. Our certified technicians will maximize the efficiency of your air ducts to lower energy costs and increase air quality. Contact us today to ask about our flexible scheduling.