Does Your Home Need an Energy Audit?
None of us like 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 occasionally result in updates on your current system. Replacement windows and doors play a large 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 costs by making upgrades from a home energy audit.
But how do you know if you are in need of 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 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 in energy costs
Several of these items can be caused by unwanted airflow into your house through cracks, openings or other hidden pathways. By giving your house an energy audit, you can reduce heat loss in the winter and keep your home cooler during warmer months.
Another major 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 assess your home will find the root of the problem and offer tips on how to improve energy efficiency. The next step after giving your home an energy audit is to call our team at Prairie Pella Wyoming LLC in Cheyenne 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. 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 tweaks right away, give our experts a call at 307-632-6373 or book a consultation with us online. You can always check out our Cheyenne showroom to speak directly to a Pella Wyoming professional and look at your money-saving opportunities.