Energy Savings

A home energy inspection could save you hundreds of dollars each year. That’s hundreds you could be doing something worthwhile with. According to the Energy Information Administration, Missourians spend an average of $2500 each year on energy-related costs and half of that amount goes for heating and cooling.

Your home is a system with many parts dependent upon others. These parts are like a machine and all need to work properly for optimal performance. The building envelope has to be properly sealed to prevent air and moisture intrusion. The interior areas should also be sealed in order to minimize energy loss from the stack effect. Your HVAC equipment and distribution system have to be properly maintained for maximum efficiency. If one of these components does not work properly, the entire system does not work properly. In many cases, the gaps and holes we find throughout your home will be the equivalent of leaving a window open the entire year. So let’s close that window TODAY!

We will begin with taking a look at your annual energy usage. This will consist of examining your energy-related bills; electric, natural gas or propane. Once this is completed, you will be able to see the big picture on your energy usages. We will then explore options with your current appliances, lighting fixtures, and other consumer electronics to determine if we can squeeze money from them. Finally, we will take a detailed look at many areas of your home using Thermal imaging to determine hot and cold spots in the home. These areas will include your roof, attic, basement or crawlspace and the living areas.

Once your energy inspection is complete, your report will detail all the areas that need to be corrected. It will then be up to you to complete any improvements that are needed. The primary materials you will need to purchase will consist of caulk, mastic, insulation and spray foam and a little patience.

So don’t just sit there! Pick up your phone and give me a call to schedule your Home Energy Inspection today!

 

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