Know What’s Involved In A Professional Energy Evaluation
Many homeowners are interested in making their home more energy efficient but have no idea where to begin. Because our hot and muggy Florida climate means our air conditioners work much harder than those in other parts of the country, it’s vital to make sure our homes are as energy efficient as possible.
Professional energy evaluations are a logical first step in determining what is right for your home.
Energy evaluations involve a professional who is specifically trained in energy audits. He or she visits your home and performs tests to figure out where you are losing energy. Some of those tests include:
- A blower door test involves a large fan that the auditor will mount in an exterior door frame. It pulls air out of the house, lowering air pressure inside. Air will naturally try to enter the house wherever possible in an attempt to equalize pressure; the auditor will use a device to track where air is infiltrating your house and attempt to detect cracks and unsealed openings.
- Your assessment may also include thermographic scanning, which shows differences in temperature in the house. This can help determine where insulation is needed or hasn’t been installed correctly. It will also spot leaks and areas of air infiltration.
Thorough inspectors will take a look at your house on a room-by-room basis and make suggestions, if needed, for each. They will also go over your past utility bills and compare them to data of homes of similar size, climate and number of occupants. Energy evaluations are a great way to start your search for ways to make your home more energy efficient.
Symbiont Services has experts on hand with years of experience performing energy assessments for Florida residents. Contact us any time. We’ll be glad to answer any questions you have and provide any services you need.
Our goal is to help educate our customers about energy and home comfort issues (specific to HVAC systems). For more information, click here to download our free Home Comfort Resource guide.
Symbiont Service Corp. serves Englewood, Florida and the surrounding areas. To get started, check out our website.