Right now is the perfect time for a home energy audit. As the weather starts to become colder, more and more homes will be turning on the furnace or heating system to beat the bitter cold. The last thing you want, though, is to spend too much money on energy bills. Not only will this be expensive, but also it is a sign that you are wasting too much energy. A home energy audit will be able to find leaks and other energy discrepancies in your home. Once you find these leaks, you can proceed to seal them. Sealing leaks is important for energy savings, environmental awareness and to improve poor indoor air quality. All in all, your home will feel more comfortable and you will breathe much easier after a successful audit. Here are some home energy audit preparation basics.
Start racking up the numbers. It is important to start doing some math and crunching the numbers before you proceed with your audit. Ideally, you want to look at the last six months worth of energy bills – you want to look for any major changes or an unusual upward trajectory. If you see a spike or a slow incline, you have your first evidence that there is an energy leak inside your home.