Does Your Home Need an Energy Audit?
No one likes to waste money, and no one enjoys feeling uncomfortable in their own home. Maintaining your home’s energy so that it is at peak performance can sometimes entail 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 know if they are doing their job is through a home energy audit. These audits help identify 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 need one of these assessments? The best way to know is to ask yourself if you’ve noticed any of the following problems in your home:
- Drafty rooms
- Dry indoor air during cooler months
- Walls and joints on the exterior of the home that do not have a tight fit
- Insulation that is falling down
- An increase
Any of these things can be caused by unwelcomed airflow into your indoor space through cracks, openings or other hidden passageways. By having your home go through an energy audit, you can lower heat loss in the winter and keep your home cooler in the summer.
Another big factor in the energy efficiency of your home is its age. The older that your home is, the older your insulation is, which can create 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 assess your home will determine the root of the problem and demonstrate how to improve energy efficiency. The next step after giving your home an energy audit is to contact our professionals at Pella Windows & Doors - Victoria in Victoria 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 lowering your monthly utility costs. Making these updates to your home after a home energy audit can keep your household more comfortable and save you cash. 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 250-475-1277 or schedule a consultation with us online. You can always stop by our Victoria showroom to speak directly to a Pella Victoria professional and look at your money-saving choices.