Include An Energy Audit in Your Spring Cleaning Checklist
As temperatures in El Dorado Hills and Sacramento continue to increase with each passing day, there’s no doubt that spring is in the air. With winter finally behind us, now’s the time to start thinking about doing a little spring cleaning and getting ready for the warm days ahead. Despite what you may think, there’s more to spring cleaning than just wiping down the baseboards and giving the vacuum a little extra attention. For a truly fresh start, you owe it to yourself to conduct a home energy audit.
Why a Home Energy Audit?
Most people in the Folsom area know that they need to have their air conditioning unit looked at before the hottest days of the year end up hitting, but what about the rest of your home? The home is a mechanical system, and if certain processes aren’t up to par, they’re going to affect home performance as a whole. This is where a home energy audit comes in.
A home energy audit is a complete review of how your home is currently operating as a system. It will give you all the information you need to make important changes affecting issues you may not even know are currently at play. You’ll learn a great deal about your home, with the following being just a few aspects that are commonly addressed:
Indoor Air Quality
The quality of the air within your home is something that should never be overlooked. Still, some are shocked to find that dust, mold and other contaminants are causing indoor air quality issues in their own homes. Since you can’t always tell at face value whether or not you have indoor air quality issues, a home energy audit is essential to taking the guesswork out of the equation.
Did you know that there are a number of different sources in your home that may be contributing to air loss? California summers can be exceptionally hot, and air loss means that cold air is escaping your home. As part of a home energy audit, blower door testing will isolate air loss sources so that you can get down to the root of the problem and fix it once and for all.
Insulation & Air Sealing Issues
Air sealing and insulation help to maintain a comfortable climate for your home. Unfortunately, some homes are poorly insulated and/or air sealed, which can dramatically affect the consistency of your home’s indoor temperatures. An energy audit will help you discover any issues you may be having quickly and easily.
Your home must be properly ventilated in order to ensure a safe environment for you and your family. With a home energy audit, you’ll have a solid idea of what (if any) ventilation issues are holding your home back so that you can make the right changes.