When you’re looking at appliances nowadays, it all comes down to which one is going to save the most energy. However, it’s hard to create efficiency if your home has some leaks or insufficient insulation. Fortunately, it’s simple to have someone do a home energy audit to determine which areas of your home can be improved. Just call Mitchell Heating in Washington DC at 202-621-2247 or set up your appointment today.
Professional Home Energy Audit
Our Washington DC staff can perform a home energy audit for you. We’ll conduct inspections and tests inside and outside of your home. We’ll examine your outdoor walls and joints, paying special attention to the eaves. We look for a snug fit to make sure no air is getting in – or out – of your home. Inside, we inspect your insulation in the attic and around your furnace and water heater. Finally, we’ll check the duct work for proper seals that keep in your heated or conditioned air so it’s released in the rooms you want. A blower door is a final test that may be included in your home energy audit. This test identifies and measures leaks using infrared cameras to figure out which areas may have insufficient insulation or air infiltration.
When you do a home energy audit with Mitchell Heating, we’ll map out where problems are and what your options are to fix them. Solutions may range from the budget friendly, such as changing your light bulbs to the larger cost options, such as reinsulating areas of your home or replacing an appliance. Our goal is to help you attain a more comfortable home, so call 202-621-2247 to set up your home energy audit today. Washington DC utility companies may also offer similar audits. Call your local utility company to find out more.
DIY Home Energy Audit
If you want to see how your energy usage stacks up against similarly sized houses and families, use the ENERGY STAR Home Energy Yardstick. You’ll just need your last 12 months of energy bills and relevant information on your house, such as the year your home was built, number of people living there and square footage.