You pay your energy bill every month, but how aware are you of what goes into it? Heating and cooling, certainly, but are you losing energy to air leaks? Is solar heat infiltrating your home through windows or roofing? So many things can affect the energy you spend on your southwest Oklahoma home, and a home energy audit can help you understand them.
During an energy audit, an HVAC professional will:
- Go over past energy bills with you, examining trends of rising or falling energy spending and determining how much energy you use on average.
- Speak with you about your home and home comfort, including any problems you’re aware of, such as cold or drafty places, high energy bills, humidity problems, etc.
- Examine the exterior of your home for damage that might cause air leaks, to determine the layout of shade or breeze access to your home and for other qualities such as the reflectivity of your wall color or roof color.
- Check the interior of your home for any health or safety hazards and for HVAC issues such as blocked vents, missing or clogged air filters, visible damage to ducts, gaps in windowsills or doors, etc.
- Evaluate your electrical system and its HVAC connections.
- Inspect any combustion appliances such as gas water heaters, gas or oil furnaces, and gas stoves, and check to make sure you have working carbon monoxide detectors.
- Perform a blower door test to determine the airtightness of your home and determine whether or not you suffer air leaks or air ingress.
- Provide a report on your home’s energy systems with recommendations for how you can best optimize your living spaces and HVAC appliances.
Every home is different, and every home needs its own approach to comfort and energy efficiency. A home energy audit can help you learn more about yours. To learn more or schedule an appointment, contact Davis Air Conditioning today!
Our goal is to help educate our customers in the Lawton and Duncan, Oklahoma area about energy and home comfort issues (specific to HVAC systems).
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