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HVAC FAQ: Is It Time for an Energy Audit?

efficient-homeIt is vitally important that you are able to both heat and cool your home effectively. In this day and age, with so many great heaters, air conditioners, thermostats, etc. on the market, there is really no excuse for tolerating subpar comfort in your home. Of course, keeping your house comfortable year-round is one thing. Doing so in the most efficient manner possible is another one entirely. There are many reasons why efficiency may be low in your home, and our team is here to help.

Our Everett, WA HVAC pros are extensively trained and have plenty of experience in pinpointing the sources of inefficiency in our clients’ homes. When we complete your energy audit, we’ll be able to provide you with the information necessary for taking strides toward greater efficiency in your home. Keep more money in your budget by scaling back on your energy costs due to this type of inefficiency. Contact us if you think that it’s time for an energy audit.

What Is an Energy Audit, Anyway?

Don’t worry, we’re not suggesting that you get tangled up with the IRS. An energy audit is actually a very beneficial service that highlights weak points in your home that lead to low energy efficiency. An energy audit may consist of multiple tests and procedures, depending upon your property, the types of problems that you’re facing, and other factors. One such test is the blower door test, which serves to identify problem areas in your home’s thermal envelope.

Some amount of natural ventilation is actually very important in your home. Too much natural ventilation, however, is going to result in wasted energy as heat transfers into or out of your home at an undesirable rate. With a blower door test, your home is sealed up and a powerful fan is installed in the doorway. This fan depressurizes the house, so that we can find spots in which air is able to come in through the envelope in an effort to balance pressure in the house.

Smoke pen testing may also be completed, which entails the use of smoke pens that will also help to pinpoint such problem spots. Duct testing can be completed to determine if your air ducts are leaking, which is another very common source of inefficiency in homes. Feel free to contact us for more specifics about our energy audit services.

What Warning Signs Should I Look Out For?

You are obviously going to need to spot the signs of trouble before you can recognize the potential need for an energy audit. Keep an eye out for any inexplicable spikes in your heating and cooling costs. You may also notice hot or cold spots developing in your home, and drafts in your living space are a good indicator that such testing may be needed. Stop overpaying for the comfort that you deserve. Our team will get to the bottom of the problem in order to uncover the solutions that you require.

Schedule an energy audit with G & S Heating Cooling & Electric today.

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