The summer is getting started here on Long Island, and homeowners are wondering what they can do to make their homes nicer to live in this year. A home energy audit is the perfect place to start for people looking to solve a wide variety of issues in their homes.
With an energy audit, you can identify where your home’s weak areas are, and find the right projects and services to improve your house. Here are five reasons why you should reach out to the qualified team of building science experts at Home Efficiency Experts this summer to schedule a free energy audit (sometimes called a home efficiency audit) for your Nassau or Suffolk County home.
1. Save Money on Cooling Costs Now (and Heating Costs Later)
Insulation and home air sealing are two of the best ways to lower your energy bills. By reducing energy waste and slowing the amount of heat or air that passes in and out of your home, you can take some of the stress off of your HVAC system. Whether you’re using window AC units or central air conditioning in the summer or your furnace in the winter, you’ll need to run your HVAC less frequently to maintain your comfort, saving you money.
2. Make Your Home More Comfortable
Does your upstairs tend to get really hot during a summer afternoon? Do you feel chilly drafts in certain rooms during the winter? Those are both signs of air leaks and poor insulation in a Long Island home. If a home energy audit reveals that you could benefit from upgraded insulation and air sealing, you’ll find that your home will be more comfortable in every room as a result, whether it’s the middle of summer or winter.
3. Make Sure Your Home HVAC System Is Safe and Energy Efficient
Comfort and energy efficiency isn’t only about your insulation—it’s about your heating and cooling systems as well. Because Home Efficiency Experts is a true whole home contractor, you don’t have to worry about bringing in a separate company to get your HVAC system evaluated. During our energy audits, we’ll conduct safety and energy efficiency testing on your furnace or central AC unit, and will give you our best recommendation on saving money if you can take advantage of newer, more energy efficient models, like heat pumps and mini-splits.
4. Increase Your Home’s Value
One of the top priorities for home buyers these days is moving into an energy efficient home, both because of the financial savings and higher overall comfort but also because of the environmental benefits. With the results of your energy audit, you can make the right improvements to your home’s insulation or HVAC system that will not only benefit you, but can make your home more desirable (and valuable) if you ever decide to sell.
5. Eliminate the Guesswork from Home Improvement Projects
It can be really hard to determine exactly what’s causing high energy bills or making your home uncomfortable, and while some home contractors offer some of the same services as Home Efficiency Experts, they often aren’t trained in building science and don’t understand how the different systems in a house work together.
Having a home energy audit performed before making a determination as to what home improvement work should be scheduled will give you peace of mind that you’ve actually identified the source of the problem and know how to fix it.
Schedule a Home Energy Audit From Long Island’s Experts Today
At Home Efficiency Experts, our team has a combined 17 years of home performance and HVAC experience working with Long Island homeowners to improve their homes. Our energy audits are free, and you’ll benefit from being able to talk to a trained and certified building scientist.
With every customer, we take the time not only to look over the home from top to bottom and run air leak and home insulation testing, but to listen to the specific issues the homeowner is facing, like concerns about unhealthy indoor air or high humidity in your home during the summer months. Then we’ll find the right solutions for your home, from upgraded insulation to home sealing services.