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How an Energy Audit Can Help Your Home

Do you feel like your energy bills are out of control? Do things get worse in the summertime heat, when your air conditioning system seems to use far too much electricity? There may be a way to get things back on track.

Finding a local contractor who offers home energy audits can turn your bills around, making it easier for your home to get cool in the summer and warm in the winter as well. After a technician assesses your home and performs a series of tests, they will let you know what they find and you and your technician can come up with a plan of action on how to resolve the problems.

Blower Door Testing

One of the major tests a technician performs during a home energy audit is a blower door test. This is a test to determine where air leaks out of your home. A large blower fan is placed in the doorway, and it lowers the pressure in the home, forcing air out of cracks in the home. A separate device helps the technicians to measure this leakage.

Once you find out where there are air leaks in the home, you can figure out what to about them. A technician might recommend simple solutions like caulking, or, in some cases, windows may need replacement.

Other Performance Tests and Inspections

In addition to a blower door test, your technicians may take several other steps to determine how your home can become more efficient. They may…

  • Asses your air quality and help you decide on a new indoor air quality system.
  • Look at your energy bills to study your usage and find out if the problem is worse at certain times of day.
  • Perform a visual inspection of the ducts and/or the insulation.
  • Inspect your air conditioning and heating equipment.

Call AAction Air Conditioning & Heating Co. Inc. to schedule your energy audit in Bluffton, GA. We’ll do quality work for a fair price every time.

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