How Do I Prepare for an Energize CT Home Energy Assessment?

Posted by Wattson on Sep 14, 2017

prepare for an energize ct home energy assessment

Are you ready to start living more efficiently? Are you tired of spending all your money on energy costs? Whether you want to save the environment or you want to save some cash, the best place to start is in your home. A home energy assessment can help you to pinpoint areas of inefficiency and address them right away. An energy audit can help you save 5-30% on your energy costs. That’s hundreds of dollars a year! Wouldn’t you rather spend that money on more important things? If you’re ready to start saving, learn how to prepare for an Energize CT Home Energy Assessment.

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What Happens During an Audit?

A home energy audit is a lot like the home inspection you get when you buy a house, except its purpose is to look for areas of energy loss. Your energy technician will go through your home and perform several tests to identify areas where you may be losing heat or wasting water. Some of these tests will involve equipment such as infrared cameras, blower doors, and efficiency meters. Remember not to be shy! This is your home; you should know what’s happening. Not sure what the technician is doing? Ask!

The best part? Your assessment comes with free energy-saving measures, including:

  • CFL or LED light bulbs – incandescent bulbs waste a lot of energy, but efficient bulbs are often expensive. We’ll solve that problem by providing you with CFL or LED bulbs to replace your old ones!
  • Water-saving measures – stop wasting water (or spending too much to heat it)! You can receive low-flow showerheads, faucet aerators, and how water pipe insulation with your inspection.
  • Air sealing – drafts allow air to escape (or enter) your home, wasting energy. Air sealing blocks those areas of energy loss and keep you comfortable.
  • Duct sealing – leaky ducts allow conditioned air to escape, meaning you lose energy. Duct sealing blocks those leaks and stops the energy loss.

How to Prepare for an Energize CT Home Energy Assessment

Your technician is an expert in home energy costs, but it never hurts to be prepared. Before you get your assessment, take some time to consider what you want to get out of the audit. Are there problems in your home you already know about, such as mildew, drafts, or pests? Those should go at the top of the list.

Then take some time to consider how you typically use energy. You’ll be asked questions about your energy use. Are there people home during working hours? What appliances are present in your home? What temperature is your thermostat set to? Does this vary throughout the seasons? Knowing how you use energy will help you to better answer your technician’s questions.

Finally, keep in mind that this is a professional home inspection. Your technician will need access to certain parts of your home, such as the attic, basement, and heating systems. These are some of the most important pieces of the inspection, so make sure they are accessible!

Your audit will show you what areas of your home need to be addressed to start saving energy. But it doesn’t stop there. Energy Monster can help you to review the results of your audit and figure out the next steps. We’ll help you develop a plan and we offer many home energy services to help you save even more. Schedule your home energy assessment to start saving money today.

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