At the same time of year of tax season audit, think about an elective audit on your air conditioning. If you think the only way to lower your utility bills is by unplugging unneeded devices and raising the thermostat, you might be surprised at what an energy audit can do to your energy costs. Did you know that number could be smaller? A formal home energy audit finds out where your cooled air is going and recommends ways that you can stop leaks and energy waste – saving you money every month on your bills.
But how does an energy audit work? Read on to find out.
1. Energy In to Cold Air Out
First, a qualified technician starts at the origin of your cold air supply: the air conditioning unit itself. Dirt, faulty electrical connections, and damaged parts waste electricity. Cleaning and replacing worn components maximizes the cold air output.
2. Cold Air Distribution
Once the ductwork receives cold air from your air conditioning unit, the air needs to be distributed throughout your home from its origin. Every zone and every room needs the cold air supply. Ductwork can account for up to 20% of cold air loss. Properly sized and sealed ductwork keeps cold air loss to a minimum.
3. Cold Air Loss
Even if your audit proves minimal cool air loss in the ductwork, cold air still transfers from the indoor space to the hot outdoors from other leaks. You may recall while growing up, your mother “gently reminding” you to close the door in the summer. Hopefully, the door had proper sealant. Sealing and insulating doors, windows, and framing makes indoor cooling less expensive.
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