August 7, 2017

Do-It-Yourself Home Energy Audits

While a professional home energy audit is the most efficient way to determine where your home is losing energy, it?s possible to do a simple DIY home energy audit. Energy audits teach you how to be more a energy efficient and educated consumer before hiring an expert. We recommend keeping a checklist of areas you have inspected and any problems you encounter.

Find Common Energy Leaks

  1. First, check your home?s exterior, including windows, doors, walls, and roof. See if you can rattle them, because movement means possible air leaks. If you can see daylight around a door or window frame,?you may need caulking, sealant, weather stripping, or insulation.
  2. Then, inspect exposed ducts. Do you notice if there is a lot of dust around them? Dust is a sign that shows you the ducts need to be cleaned.?A great deal of air that is pushed through the ducts can end up leaking outside the duct due to holes, leaks, and issues with the connection of the ducts.
  3. Take a look across the attic to see the insulation level. If the insulation is level with or below the floor joists, it's time to add more.

    Green Home Specialties Certified Experts

GreenHome Specialties Certified Energy Analysts are able to properly identify your energy needs quickly, give recommendations on how to improve efficiency, and inform you about available rebates from local utility companies or federal tax credits. Once your needs are identified, GreenHome Specialties will help you identify the products and services that fit in your budget and will give you the fastest return on investment. Call us for your free energy auditing appointment today and begin saving now!?(801) 436-7159!

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