With warmer weather finally making an appearance, it’s time to start the annual cleaning ritual. For many homeowners in the Peoria, IL area this means giving the floors a deep scrub and switching out the bedding for lighter versions.
However, there is more that you can do to prepare your home for the hot days of summer that will be here before you know it. Not only will this get your home ready for summer, but it’ll also make a difference next winter and for many more to come.
So what should you add to your list this spring? Schedule a home energy audit.
What is a Home Energy Audit?
A home energy audit is a comprehensive look at your entire home, essentially identifying where energy is being wasted. This helps to inform recommended improvements that will go a long way towards enhancing your home’s comfort, health and energy efficiency.
At AAA Northgate One Hour, our thorough energy audit includes:
An interview with you as the homeowner about any specific discomfort issues
A room-by-room walkthrough to visually assess inefficient areas
An examination of past utility bills
Heating and air conditioning system inspection
A blower door test to calculate the total amount of air leakage testing
Location of air leaks
An infrared scan to further narrow down areas of air leakage and poor insulation
After our complete analysis of your Illinois home, our expert auditor will provide you with a detailed report of improvement suggestions. We can also work with you once you’re ready to have the upgrades made, whether that’s with insulation, air sealing or heating and cooling.
Improving Health, Comfort & Energy Efficiency
An energy audit will identify why you might have been experiencing problems with discomfort, high energy bills and even indoor allergies. As spring can aggravate allergy issues for many locals, helping to alleviate any issues inside your home is crucial.
Most homes in the area are leaky and poorly insulated. This adds up to heat, air and moisture exiting and entering at will.
Not only does this make your home uncomfortable regardless of the season, but it contributes to poor indoor air quality and high energy bills. When you decide to take action after a home energy Audit, your home can instantly become more comfortable, healthy and energy efficient — not just for the spring, but for the entire year.