Does Your Home Need an Energy Audit?
Nobody wants to waste money, and no one likes to feel uncomfortable in their own home. Maintaining your home’s energy so that it is at peak performance can sometimes result in updates on your current system. Replacement windows and doors play an important role in the energy efficiency of a home, and one of the ways to check if they are doing their job is through a home energy audit. These audits help pinpoint where your house is losing energy and steps you can take to help save on costs—according to the U.S. Department of Energy, you could save anywhere from 5–30 percent on your energy bill by making upgrades from a home energy audit.
But how do you know if you should schedule one of these assessments? One way to determine if you need a home energy audit is if you’ve noticed any of the following issues in your home:
- Drafty rooms
- Dry indoor air during colder months
- Walls and joints on the exterior of the home that do not have a tight fit
- Insulation that is falling down
- An increase on your utility bill
Several of these items can be caused by unwanted airflow into your home through cracks, openings or other hidden pathways. By having your home go through an energy audit, you can reduce heat loss in the winter and keep your home cooler throughout the hotter months.
Another key factor in the energy efficiency of your home is its age. The older that your home is, the older your insulation is, which can cause irregularities in your heating and cooling. It is typical for older homes to have single-pane windows, as well, while double- and triple-pane windows provide more efficiency.
Having a certified energy auditor examine your home will find the root of the problem and demonstrate how to improve energy efficiency. The next step after giving your home an energy audit is to call our team at McComb Window & Door in Bloomington, IN to fix or install your replacement windows and replacement doors.
In the end, taking the time to make a few improvements to your house could end up reducing your utility costs. Performing these updates to your home after a home energy audit can keep you more comfortable and save you money. If you have any questions or know that your replacement windows and doors might need some fixes right away, give our experts a call at 812-333-6371 or schedule a consultation with us online. You can always visit our Bloomington, IN showroom to speak directly to a Pella Windows & Doors of Indianapolis professional and look at your money-saving choices.