While we’d love to tell you that there is a way in which to keep your home comfortable all year long without having to pay to do so, the fact of the matter is that this is simply impossible. Running your heater in the winter and your air conditioner in the summer comes at a cost. If you feel as though that cost is higher than it ought to be, though, our energy efficiency experts can help. Simply contact a member of our staff in order to schedule a professional energy audit in Everett, WA. An energy audit will give the pros on the G & S Heating Cooling & Electric team the information that they need to make your home more efficient.
Why Schedule an Energy Audit?
Oftentimes, homeowners will place the blame for inefficient heating and cooling squarely upon their HVAC systems. In truth, though, your HVAC system may be working just fine and efficiently. Your home, on the other hand, could be the source of serious energy loss. The best way in which to determine if there are problems with your home itself that are leading to inefficiency is with an energy audit. Upon completion of the audit, the professional technicians on our staff will have the information that they need to help you make the changes necessary for improved energy efficiency.
How Is It Done?
Different homes and situations may require different energy audit techniques. Among the most commonly used and effective, though, is the blower door test. This involves the temporary installation of a strong fan in one of the home’s door. The rest of the house is sealed off, the fan blows the air out of the house, and the negative pressure therein pulls air in through leaks and gaps in the envelope. This is a great method for assessing the air-tightness of any home, and will show where problem areas are located throughout the home.