Looking at replacing your water heater but don’t know if it is worth it? Considering new energy-efficient windows? Before making individual efficiency upgrades, it’s important to know how your home uses energy. A home energy audit is the first step to saving energy and money. An energy assessment or home energy audit helps you learn how your building uses energy, determine where it’s being wasted, and prioritize your efficiency upgrades. Making energy efficiency upgrades identified in a home energy audit can save 5-30% on your monthly energy bill while also ensuring the health and safety of your house.
During a professional energy audit, an energy auditor analyzes your energy bills, completes visual, health, and safety inspections, and may use special equipment – such as a blower door and an infrared camera – to detect sources of energy loss. Based on the data collected, an energy audit will provide you with a comprehensive home energy report that shows which energy efficiency upgrades are best for your home and your potential energy savings.
Be knowledgeable about selecting a certified energy auditor – be sure to look for a BPI (Building Performance Institute) certified contractor who is specifically trained to conduct a whole-house assessment and help you determine how efficiency improvements will work together.
MT Weatherization has an excellent reputation for recommending only the most necessary improvements to yield the greatest impact of energy savings. MTWX uses historical energy bill data to track savings for our customers over time. MTWX consistently earns the highest energy saving ratings in the central PA area for its professional recommendations and installations of energy efficiency improvements.