Why You Want An Energy Audit For Your Kittitas County Home

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Energy audits are becoming more and more common in Kittitas County homes. As energy prices continue to rise, it's easy to see why it would be helpful to have a handle on energy usage in your home. Without this type of inspection, it can be difficult to know where your home has room for improvement. An energy audit is a great place to start if you're thinking about an energy upgrade or simply want to save money on your monthly bill. Here's what you should know about the process, the information gained from one of these audits, the process itself, and how Prosite can help you get started.

What Is An Energy Audit?

An energy audit is one way of evaluating your home's energy use, comfort, and safety. This assessment of your home can help uncover how much energy you are using, places where your home is inefficient, and which problem areas you should prioritize for energy savings. It is an important first step before making home improvements or considering renewable energy systems.

An Energy Audit Can Point Out Many Things About Your Home

Energy audits in Kittitas County are more than just an energy report card for your home. They can provide you with a wealth of information to assist you in future decision-making. Some of the items that will be looked at during an energy audit include:

  • Condition of insulation
  • Air leakage around chimneys, utilities, and HVAC systems
  • Safety of wiring
  • Signs of water leakage
  • Furnace condition
  • Water heater test
  • Duct system and dryer venting
  • Electrical hazards
  • Electrical usage
  • Moisture and water vapor
  • Ventilation

Inspections can help you understand where you are using energy, whether it's being wasted, and how you could prioritize efficiency improvements. Often, making improvements based on a quality energy audit can save as much as 30% of your monthly energy bill.

About The Process Of A Residential Energy Audit

When you request a home energy audit you can expect a certified auditor to go through the following steps:

  • Analyze the past year's fuel bills
  • Interview homeowners about problems and home usage
  • Explain audit process
  • Exterior inspection
  • Health and safety inspection
  • Interior inspection
  • Assessment of electrical system for safety
  • Appliance inspection
  • Blower door test
  • Analysis of findings
  • Completion of comprehensive home energy report

Leading up to an energy audit it can be helpful to make a list of existing problems with things like condensation and drafty rooms. You'll also want to collect the previous year's energy bills and other information the assessor may request during their interview.

Contact Prosite Today To Learn More

At Prosite we can provide you with a high-quality energy audit homes so that you can make the best decisions for your home moving forward. Our technicians are well trained in their use of assessments, and we provide top-of-the-line equipment to carry out these inspections. We will provide you with an overall grade of where your property currently stands and give you suggestions for making your property more energy efficient. This includes current insulation quality, where it could be increased as well as places it needs to be replaced.

By getting an energy audit of your home, you can make well-informed decisions about home improvements or changes moving forward. We will speak with you about your goals and propose solutions to any issues you feel need improvement. Call today to find out more or to schedule your inspection.