Going over your energy bills is a great way to do an energy audit of your home.
Energy audits are needed to see the efficiency of your home or businesses heating and cooling system. A full audit is best done by a professional such as ourselves at Reliance IAQ, however, there are some simple steps you can follow to get you started.
Here’s a simple list from us at Reliance IAQ to get you started on your energy audit.
Check Your Filters
Air filters remove dust and other contaminants from your circulation. Over time, these filters can get saturated and will need to be replaced. We recommend visually checking vents and filters frequently to see if they need to be changed.
Use a programmable thermostat to automatically set temperature levels for times when there is low usage at home. This could be during the hours when everybody is either at school or at work. The Department of Energy estimates that a one degree adjustment translates to approximately 1% savings on your annual energy totals.
Look for Leaks
This includes checking the weatherproofing seals on your windows and doors as well as repairing any damages to your duct network.
At Reliance IAQ, we can help you with energy-efficient HVAC solutions and professional energy auditing services. Call us at 360.410.9159 o to schedule a service visit today. We serve customers in Bellingham, Ferndale, Lynden, Everson and other surrounding areas in Whatcom County.