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Home Energy Audit

April 05 2018
April 05 2018
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Why every homeowner needs a Home Energy Audit

We’re going to say it. Every homeowner should have an energy audit done to measure their home’s current energy use.

According to Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory, the average American household spends roughly $2,060 per year on energy costs: heating, cooling, powering your appliances, lighting. Studies show that most homes could be about 30% more energy efficient. That would mean a potential savings of $618 per household!

And yes, while new construction homes have become considerably more energy-efficient over the years, most homes in Silicon Valley, especially in Sunnyvale, Cupertino, and Willow Glen are over 50 to 60 years old and without significant energy saving upgrades.


What is a home energy audit?

An energy audit entails a room-by-room measure of your home's current energy use, analyze its weaknesses and make recommendations about how to make the most effective energy-efficiency improvements.

You can do a rudimentary assessment yourself (here is a Do-It-Yourself Home Energy Audit Guide) however we’d highly recommend hiring a professional energy auditor.

Professional auditors will use scientific tools to measure how much energy your home consumes. Some examples are a blower door test, where a doorway seal and fan measure a home's air exchange rate to detect leaks, and a thermographic scan, which makes infrared energy visible and reveals over or under-insulated areas.

An audit can cost up to a few hundred dollars, depending on the work involved, but many utility companies offer customers free or discounted examinations. A real bargain when you consider how costly energy problems could be in the long run.

Energy Saver 101 Infographic: Home Energy Audits


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