3 Benefits of a Home Energy Audit
Home energy audits provide several benefits to homeowners and are an important first step in moving toward a greener lifestyle. Here are three specific reasons why you should obtain a home energy audit for your home.
CLEVELAND – Oct. 8, 2010 –Obtaining a home energy assessment, also known as a home energy audit, is one of the most beneficial steps a homeowner can take. It not only provides vital information that leads to a greener lifestyle but it can also lead to significant cost savings.
According to the U.S. Dept. of Energy, an energy audit is the “first step to assess how much energy your home consumes and to evaluate what measures you can take to make your home more energy efficient.”
In a home energy audit, you’re given specific, personalized feedback and advice on how to make your home more eco-friendly and efficient. Plus, this important evaluation often reveals problems that, when remedied, add up to great financial rewards over time.
“The very first step for solving a home’s comfort issues and high utility bills is to always start with a home energy audit. It removes all the guesswork,” said Pro Energy Consultants Chief Technical Officer Mark Cannella, who has personally performed more than 10,000 energy audits since 1995.
During the energy efficiency audit, an energy consultant will walk through your home, room by room, gathering information and data. Everything from the size of your house to the number and size of windows comes into play, and your feedback is important in helping the energy consultant evaluate all of your home’s features. While your home energy consultant scans, you can follow along to see what’s being evaluated and ask questions, as well as answer questions he may have. This is an excellent opportunity to mention any energy problems you’ve noticed, whether certain rooms feel drafty or condensation builds up on windows. Afterwards, you’ll receive personalized feedback detailing how your home wastes energy and what improvements should be made — all tailored to your specific household needs.
One of the primary goals the energy consultants have in assessing your home is helping you make it more energy efficient. They go through homes with the mindset and training that comes from an energy management consulting company, and therefore are skilled at finding weak spots and offering concrete ideas for improvement. Whether the evaluation helps you become aware of air leaks in windows or inadequate insulation in living areas, you will often discover problems you weren’t aware of, which can improve your home’s energy efficiency when corrected.
Not only do energy efficiency audits result in suggestions for a greener lifestyle but also for major financial benefits. In fact, in most cases, homeowners who implement even some of the recommended changes from an energy conservation audit see immediate cost savings. While energy audits can be performed for a few hundred dollars, the resulting savings can quickly add up. In that way, obtaining a home energy audit is more of an investment than a cost, and it’s an investment worth making.
For more information, call 888-9PROENERGY (1-888-977-6363), or visit http://www.proenergyconsultants.com.
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About Pro Energy Consultants
Pro Energy Consultants’ proven system for conducting energy audits is backed by more than 15 years’ experience and more than 11,000 energy audits. The company’s mission is to provide customized, comprehensive and diagnostic energy audits designed to maximize the comfort and energy efficiency of homes and “light” commercial buildings while reducing energy costs. This mission not only sets the worldwide standard for energy audits but also established Pro Energy as the world’s leading expert on the subject. In October 2008 Pro Energy began awarding franchises — making it the first national franchise in energy auditing. Being the ideal “green franchise” opportunity, it has quickly grown to more than 60 franchises nationwide. The company started in Cleveland, Ohio. For more information, call 888.9PROENERGY (1-888-977-6363) or visit www.proenergyconsultants.com.