Springtime Is Prime Time for an Energy Evaluation

Spring is in full force in the Texas Panhandle and if you haven’t scheduled an energy evaluation, you may be missing out on a chance to save money during the upcoming season. An energy evaluation helps to identify which areas in your home are less than efficient. Once you know where the problem areas are, you can take the necessary steps to fix them and bring your home to its maximum energy efficiency.

Do-It-Yourself Approach

As a homeowner, there are a few things you can do to access your home’s energy efficiency by looking at common areas where air loss occurSpringtime Is Prime Time for an Energy Evaluations. Doors and windows, for example, can increase energy costs up to 30 percent a year. A simple way to determine if your doors are not properly sealed is to take a flashlight and shine it along the seams of the door. Have another person stand on the other side of the door to see if the light shines through. Inexpensive weatherstripping can be purchased at department stores and home improvement centers, and easily installed around doors and windows. Air leaks are often found near ductwork, fireplaces, foundations, baseboards, switch plates and outlets.

Professional Help

Hiring a professional to perform an energy evaluation will provide you with a thorough inspection of your home. Once the inspection is complete, the highly qualified technician will give you a complete report on what he has found and how you can correct the problems. The technician will utilize the latest equipment and test — such as a thermography scan and blower door test — to find the problem areas. He will also look over the past energy bills to help create an in-depth report on how you can improve your home’s energy efficiency and save money on your energy costs.

For more information about energy evaluation, who performs these and how it can benefit your home, contact the experts at Amarillo Air Conditioning. We have provided heating, cooling and indoor air services to the Texas panhandle area since 1960.

Our goal is to help educate our customers in Amarillo, Texas about energy and home comfort issues (specific to HVAC systems).  For more information about energy evaluations and other HVAC topics, download our free Home Comfort Resource guide.

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