An energy audit provides you with an assessment of how much energy your home is using, or even losing. You can learn more about the basics in this post.
It is possible to do an energy assessment yourself, but it will be time consuming. You’ll need to sit down and analyze all of your energy bills, walk through your home, and identify any air leaks or drafts, and then caulk and seal those drafts while continuing to monitor future bills.
It may not seem like much, but when you’re already short on time, it might become overwhelming.
You’re in luck! At Chicago Building Inspections we offer professional energy audits and comfort inspections/surveys.
Over the last decade, we’ve inspected thousands of homes and buildings, so we can offer you quality service to ensure your home or property is in tip-top shape.
Still not convinced that a professional energy audit is necessary? Stick with us.
Four Reasons Why an Expert Is Better Than a DIY Approach
1. Professional Opinion
Some homeowners may see energy audits as an unnecessary expense, but this professional opinion can save you big on energy bills.
In addition, you’ll receive a detailed report on which areas of your home are using the most energy and how to address them.
2. Help Planning
Following the professional opinion, you can use your inspector to establish an efficiency roadmap that fits your budget. You can also ask your professional about any concerns you may have around your home and take this as a learning opportunity to make your home better for you.
3. Utilize Technology
Maybe an expert opinion isn’t enough for you; if that’s the case, then you can’t deny the use of high-tech equipment.
We use thermal imaging to create a heat map of your home and identify if your home is over or under insulated, as well as any specific areas that need new caulking, weather stripping, or sealant.
4. Analyze the Big Picture
When you hire a professional auditor, they’ll take multiple characteristics into account rather than just your bills. A professional will have the oversight to look at various factors: like the size of your family, home, etc. that affect your energy efficiency.
Even if you’re an avid advocate of a DIY approach, you have to admit there are times when a professional is worth the cost. When it comes to home efficiency and long-term spending, an expert energy audit is the right answer.
Feel free to get in touch with us via email at firstname.lastname@example.org for any questions or concerns you may have about our energy audits.
If you’re looking to make your home more energy efficient and learn more about how it works, we can help!
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