How to Prepare for an Energy Audit

Are you looking to save money and improve the comfort of your home? An energy audit can help you understand your home’s energy use. It is a great investment because you will find opportunities to reduce your energy consumption and identify how to improve the performance of your home. There are a few ways you can prepare for your energy audit:

  • Make Note of Your Comfort. It is important to share with your auditor if there are areas in your home that feel colder or hotter than the rest of your house. If you have noticed moisture problems, mention this to your auditor as well. This list of existing problems can help your auditor fully understand the details of your home.
  • How to Prepare for an Energy Audit

  • Gather Information for Your Auditor. Collect copies of previous gas and electric bills. Having a twelve-month history is best. Your auditor may ask about residents’ behaviors to help determine simple ways to reduce your energy consumption.
  • Prepare Your Home. Your auditor will need access to your entire house in order to complete all tests. Ensure that they can access your attic, crawlspace, furnace and water heaters. Securing your pets is a good idea as well. We also ask that all windows and doors are shut during your appointment.

Using equipment, your auditor will detect sources of energy loss. They will be able to identify strategies that you can take to improve the comfort of your home and reduce your energy bill. If you are interested in an energy audit, give us a call at ARC Insulation.