A free home energy assessment identifies key ways to make your living space more energy efficient and comfortable. This, in turn, helps you to take steps to save on your energy bills. Heating, cooling and insulation experts, like Collis, can complete a thorough walk through of your home and make note of any areas that can be improved for your safety and comfort. Keep reading to learn about common inefficiencies identified during these evaluations.
Preventing air leakage is an incredibly important aspect of energy efficiency. That’s why our experts look for any problem areas that may be making your home less efficient than desired, often stemming from windows and doors. They also look into and record the state of any air leaks on light switches, electrical outlets, exhaust fans, fireplaces, and ductwork.
Proper insulation throughout your property also helps to regulate your energy consumption. Insulation aids in keeping your home warmer in the winter and cooler in the summer so that your HVAC system won’t have to work quite so hard. Our team will check the state of the insulation in your attic, basement, flooring, and living spaces to ensure there are not gaps causing you to overwork your heating / cooling system.
Heating / Cooling Systems
An efficient heating / cooling system ensures your home is not using too much energy to maintain your indoor comfort. Generally, a heating system with an annual fuel utilization efficiency (AFUE) rating of 90-97 is recommended and, depending on your current system, can provide up to 30% in energy savings. Contact a qualified HVAC contractor, such as Fred F. Collis & Sons, for an accurate evaluation of your existing system.
Appliances and Electronics
New appliances with energy efficient features can help you save more on energy bills. Our energy advisors will check your appliances for an ENERGY STAR® label and assess their overall energy consumption.
Incandescent lights consume more energy than fluorescent lamps and light-emitting diodes (LEDs). During our energy assessments, those that income qualify will even receive no cost LED light bulbs to help them save on their energy usage.
If you are interested in a free home energy assessment by our team at Fred F. Collis & Sons, call us at (315) 768-2323 to schedule yours today.