Nobody wants to waste money, and no one enjoys feeling uncomfortable in their own home. Keeping your home’s energy at peak performance can at times entail updates on your current system. Replacement windows and doors play a big role in the energy efficiency of a home, and one of the ways to know if they are doing their job is through a home energy audit. These audits help pinpoint where your house is losing energy and steps you can take to help save on costs—according to the U.S. Department of Energy, you could save anywhere from 5–30 percent on your energy costs by making upgrades from a home energy audit.
But how do you know if you need one of these assessments? The best way to know is to ask yourself if you’ve noticed any of the following problems in your home:
- Drafty rooms
- Dry indoor air during cooler months
- Walls and joints on the exterior of the home that do not have a tight fit
- Insulation that is falling down
- An increase
Several of these items can be caused by unwanted airflow into your house through cracks, openings or other hidden passageways. By giving your house an energy audit, you can lower heat loss in the winter and keep your home cooler in the summer.
Another major factor in the energy efficiency of your home is its age. The older that your home is, the older your insulation is, which can cause irregularities in your heating and cooling. It is typical for older homes to have single-pane windows, as well, while double- and triple-pane windows are more efficient.
Having a certified energy auditor examine your home will identify the root of the problem and show you how to improve energy efficiency. The next step after giving your home an energy audit is to call our team at Pella Windows and Doors in Owensboro to fix or install your replacement windows and replacement doors.
In the end, a few home improvements could end up reducing your utility costs. Performing these updates to your home after a home energy audit can keep your household more comfortable and save you cash. If you have any questions or know that your replacement windows and doors might need some attention right away, give our experts a call at 270-684-3028 or arrange a consultation with us online. You can always stop by our Owensboro showroom to speak directly to a Pella Owensboro professional and look at your money-saving choices.