An energy audit for your house or home is the first step to making sure your home heating and air systems are running as efficiently as possible. The purpose of the audit is to identify any problems that, once corrected, will save you significant amounts of money over time. Not only can a home energy audit save money, it can also make your property more comfortable and reduce stress on the environment. If you’re tired of wasting money and resources, it’s time to have an energy audit from Affordable Air & Heat here in Cape Coral and Ft Myers Florida.
How Much Does a Home Energy Audit Cost in Florida?
While the cost of the audit can vary based on the size of the property, Affordable Air & Heat generally charges $125. More important than the cost, however, are the savings made possible by the audit. The energy audit will not only tell you how much energy and money your property is wasting, but also how to fix the problem and make your space as energy efficient as possible, saving you money in the long run.
How Long Does an Energy Audit Take?
Again, this can vary based on the size of the property, but energy audits can take anywhere from 1-2 hours. The auditor will examine the outside of the building to determine the square footage and number of windows and exterior doors. They will then come inside and go room-by-room, inspecting doors, windows and vents.
Do I Prepare My House for an Energy Audit?
Before the auditor visits your home, be sure to make a list of all the problems you are aware of. These can include rooms that are always hotter or colder than any other room in the structure and rooms that tend to be more humid than other rooms. Moisture control can be a very valuable tool in regulating energy usage, especially here in Cape Coral, Florida, where high humidity is always a concern. It is also extremely important that you have copies or a summary of the building’s yearly energy bills. You can get these from the utility provider. Finally, the auditor will have a few questions to make sure they have a thorough understanding of the day-to-day energy usage:
- How many people work/live in the building?
- If the building is a business, is there someone in the building at all times?
- If the building is a home, is anyone home during work hours?
- What is the average thermostat setting in the summer?
- What is the average thermostat setting in the winter?
- Are there any rooms that go unused?
You answers to these questions can often reveal some quick and easy ways to reduce your energy usage immediately and you will have our full report before our tech leaves your property. It will include all of the recommendations from your auditor, an estimate on making the recommended fixes, and a time frame for completion.
Save Time and Money on Your Energy Bill and Tax Credits
Call Affordable Air & Heat on the Gulf Coast of Florida and have our certified team of energy experts come to your home or place of business and take a thorough accounting of your existing energy systems and their output. Our goal is the same as yours: to make your home or business as energy-efficient as possible and save you money in the process.
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