The energy efficiency of your home as a whole is influenced by a lot of different factors. It depends on how efficient your climate control systems are, as well as your windows, insulation etc. etc. You probably are having your heating system examined prior to the arrival of more cold weather, which is smart. However, if you really want to get your home ready for winter you’re going to need to be a bit more thorough than that. Read on to find out more about home performance audits, and how they can help you this fall.
What is a Home Performance Audit?
A home performance audit is a series of tests designed to highlight parts of your home with energy efficiency problems. For example, if a part of your home is very poorly insulated, it doesn’t just affect that one area. Any attempt to conduct climate control will be hindered by that unprotected section, because it offers a way for the warm or cool air to escape. Your climate control systems will have to work harder to compensate, which means you’re going to pay more to operate them.
Another example of an area that’s often audited is your ducts. Though ducts are often neglected by homeowners, they have a very important part to play in the climate control systems. If the ducts are leaky, they can rob your heater or air conditioner of output. This makes your home less comfortable and less energy efficient. A home performance audit finds all of these problem areas throughout your home, and allows your technicians to formulate a solution for them. Make sure that your home is truly ready for winter by scheduling a home performance audit.
SPS Mechanical Inc. provides home performance audits throughout West Deptford, NJ. Call today for an appointment.