Is My Home Energy Efficient?

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You hear it all the time—buy energy-efficient heating, ventilation, and air conditioning (HVAC) equipment to lower your Oregon utility bills!

But what about creating an energy-efficient home?

Even the best furnace or heat pump will struggle in a poorly insulated home. Leaky ductwork will drive up energy costs regardless of whether you have new or old HVAC equipment.

At HomeRx and Performance Insulation Energy Services, we believe in taking a whole-house approach to conserving your energy use. That’s why we offer energy audits designed to save you money in all weather conditions. Let’s work together to find ways to save you money.

Advantages of a Home Energy Audit

Why schedule an energy audit? Here are a few of the benefits you’ll enjoy:

  • Improve your home comfort with fewer drafts and balanced humidity levels
  • Lower your energy bills
  • Reduce the risk of mold or a pest infestation
  • Experience a quieter home
  • Increase the value of your Salem home

Most of all, you will enjoy the peace of mind knowing you are no longer wasting money on drafts, leaks, and other issues. HomeRx and Performance Insulation Energy Services has the tools and training to assess your home and offer proven remedies. Call us today.

How Long Does a Home Energy Audit Take?

A home energy audit typically takes one to four hours. Much of it depends on the size and age of your home. One of our HomeRx and Performance Insulation Energy Services technicians will evaluate conditions inside and outside your home that could impact how much energy you are using.

Some of the tools our professionals use include infrared cameras, blower doors, gas leak detectors, and moisture meters. You receive a prescription at the end of the audit, with recommendations on how to create a healthy home.

Your comfort is a critical part of the equation. Along with analyzing past fuel bills, our certified energy auditors will ask you to share your observations about your Oregon home—whether there are hot and cold spots in different rooms, for example.

Do you live in an older home? ENERGY STAR® estimates that nine out of 10 homes in the U.S. are under-insulated. Adding new insulation to your attic, floors, and crawlspace could reduce your heating and cooling expenses by up to 15 percent.

Is a Home Energy Audit Worth It?

The savings could be big. According to the U.S. Department of  Energy (DOE), a homeowner could save up to 30 percent on energy bills by making the upgrades identified in a home energy audit.

Even if you don’t follow all the recommendations, you will develop a much better understanding of how your home works. You can also map out a long-term strategy to tackle the improvements in small chunks.

Scheduling a home energy audit is similar to an annual physical with your doctor—it pays to be informed!

Call Your Energy Service Experts Today

Improve the efficiency and comfort of your Salem, OR, home. Call today to schedule a professional home energy audit with HomeRx and Performance Insulation Energy Services. You can reach us at 541-716-0056 or request service online.

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