Curious about an electrical energy audit, what it is, and whether or not you should get one? Tim Kyle has the answers! Since this is one of the many services that we provide, we’re happy to explain the process and the benefits of having one done… and the potential dangers of going without an audit.
What Exactly Is an Electrical Energy Audit?
Put simply, this process involves an “[assessment of] your home’s energy use.” They are typically performed on a room-by-room basis so that the technician can see which spaces are responsible for the most energy consumption. They also (with your permission) take a look at previous power bills to get a sense of how it’s used in your home.
When you have a technician run an electrical energy audit, it typically will “include a blower door test. Most will also include a thermographic scan.” What they’re looking to do is to keep you informed about ways that you can waste less energy while cutting back on your power bills and still staying comfortable within your home.
Once you decide to have this process undertaken, it’s best to make a list ahead of time that outlines all of the problems you have noticed (such as drafts in rooms). Since, as mentioned above, they’ll likely want to look at your past energy usage, see if you can obtain a copy for them to look over. When the auditor actually arrives, they’ll first examine the exterior of the home to take in the doors and windows, the type of building, and more.
This service will be most effective if you detail your (and others who live there) habits. For example, if there is a guest bedroom that you don’t use and which is therefore infrequently heated, let them know so they don’t think that this is unusual or a problem that needs fixing. Together, you and the technician can find ways for you to really cut back on wasting power, which is something that is sorely needed these days.
To get more information about having an electrical energy audit performed at your house, get in touch with Tim Kyle Electric, Heating & Cooling today. You can talk to an expert about new installations of lighting and wiring, among other things, for your home or business.
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Tim Kyle Electric, Heating & Cooling has been delighting our customers with responsive, trusted and professional electrical services since 1986. We provide residential, commercial and solar power services and are experts in our field. Our team of professionally trained employees uphold our core values of honesty, respect and integrity. We are available 24/7 for your electrical servicing needs. Get in touch with us today to discuss your next electrical project.