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What You Need to Know about Energy Audits

Last updated 6 years ago

Saving energy is great for your finances and the environment. However, it can sometimes be difficult to know the best ways to reduce energy consumption in your home or business. An energy audit may be the perfect solution for home or business owners looking for ways to cut back on their energy use.

Purpose of Energy Audits

An energy audit is a type of inspection used to analyze the energy use in a building. The purpose of an energy audit is to determine where energy is being overused or lost. For example, your heating bill may be unusually high, because warmed air is escaping through unsealed doorways and windows. Scheduling a professional energy audit can help you discover ways to reduce energy consumption in your home or business.

Preparing for an Energy Audit

During the energy audit, the professional auditor will examine your utility bills and each room of the building under inspection. Be sure to gather your recent gas or electricity bills for the auditor’s use. You may also want to arrange furniture to make the doors, windows, and walls in your home easily accessible. It can also be helpful to make a list of problems that you are already aware of, such as drafts or window condensation, to help guide the auditor.

Utilizing Energy Audit Results

The auditor will use a series of tools, such as blower doors, surface thermometers, and infrared cameras, to determine how air and energy are flowing through your home. Once you have the results of your audit, you can begin to make improvements to the building that will reduce your energy use. Having your existing heater or air conditioner serviced and updating your heating and cooling systems with more energy-efficient appliances are both common suggestions that can provide significant energy savings.

At Rebel Refrigeration, we can provide, install, and service a wide range of energy-saving heating and air conditioning systems. To learn more about the ways that you can reduce your energy consumption in your Las Vegas home or business, call us today at (702) 734-7750.


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