Monday, July 3rd, 2017 by Gwen Hurd
All homes need an energy audit. Even if you think you know what your house needs, you may be surprised. Our auditors are frequently surprised by their own findings. Homeowners tell the auditors what seems to be bothering them, and the auditor always has a guess about the problem. Everyone has a guess! But a guess is not proof.
Here’s an example of an incorrect guess we see all the time: Homeowners frequently feel like they need new windows. After we audit their house, we discover that the windows are in great shape and not leaking energy. We usually discover that homeowners need to seal around the windows or add additional insulation to exterior walls. Imagine if the homeowner didn’t want to bother with the energy audit? The homeowner would have spent thousands of dollars on new windows, windows that wouldn’t solve their problems.
Energy audits detect the real problems behind energy issues. If you call Dr. Energy Saver Northshore and ask us to insulate your attic, we can do that… but we want to make sure that it is your attic that needs new insulation. We want to be sure that your attic is the worst energy offender. Because maybe it’s your basement! Or rim joists! Or crawl space!
Homeowners often tell us they don’t need/want an energy audit. That they’ve had one done in the past, that they know what they need, that they don’t want to pay for it. Our energy audits are free. They are free because we need them to successfully fix uncomfortable homes.
So let us save you money. Contact Dr. Energy Saver for your FREE energy audit.
(Below is a blower door test, you'll see it in your own home energy audit! It uses pressure to determine air leakage.)