Home Energy Assessments

February 25, 2011

So what will an energy audit do for you? This is a question that is often asked. We are once again experiencing some very cold days and nights around the Minneapolis area. There isn’t a better time to find out if your home or condo is holding in the energy you are spending your hard earned money on.

An energy audit helps the homeowner with home energy efficiency and comfort issues. It will help identify opportunities to lower utility costs through various measures, like air sealing, insulation, education on energy usage habits as well as other proven methods. A home energy assessment, also known as a home energy audit, is the first step to determine how much energy your home consumes and to evaluate what steps you can take to make your home more energy efficient. An assessment will show you problems that may, when corrected, save you significant amounts of money over time.

During the assessment, you can pinpoint where your house is losing energy. A homeowner also can determine the efficiency of your home’s heating and cooling systems. You may also learn new ways to conserve hot water and electricity. You can perform a simple energy assessment yourself, or have a professional energy auditor carry out a more thorough assessment.