Are your utility bills increasing for seemingly no reason? You may need a home energy audit, which can show you where your home is losing energy. If your home isn’t adequately insulated or is energy inefficient in other ways, it can cost you a ton of money. Fortunately, an energy audit can help identify these issues.
If you’re interested in an energy audit for your home in Suffolk, Virginia, look to the team at Tidewater Insulators. Your home is your biggest investment, so make sure you get the most out of it!
Home Energy Auditing Services in the Suffolk Area
There are many different things that can reduce the energy efficiency of a home, including (but not limited to):
- Insufficient insulation
- Drafty windows and doors
- Leaky ducts
- Improperly sized HVAC equipment
- Air leaks
- And more
Our Comfort Home specialists will thoroughly inspect your attic and any crawl spaces your home may have. When we perform a home energy audit, we’ll be able to recommend the most effective insulation solution—including which material to use, where to insulate and how much you need. We can also perform air sealing and make sure your insulation’s performance won’t be compromised (air leaks can actually reduce the effectiveness of insulation).
Benefits of Energy Audits
In addition to ensuring you get the right type of insulation for your home, our energy audits offer a number of other benefits. An audit can help:
- Identify ways to lower your energy bills
- Identify ways to make your home more comfortable, year in and year out
- Make sure your home is properly insulated
Improve Your Home’s Energy Efficiency
Many homes built in Suffolk before the 1980s were not required to seal electrical and plumbing penetrations to the attic or any crawl spaces. Because of that, many of these homes have tiny holes, cracks and gaps through which air leaks in and out. Air leakage can cost you money in added heating and cooling costs and affect your overall comfort.
The results of our home energy audit will allow our Comfort Home specialist create a plan to help improve the energy efficiency of your home. Air sealing is the first step. Our Comfort Home specialists will find those unsealed sites, and we can also inspect the room over your garage or rooms with walls adjacent to the attic, as well as access points to the attic and knee wall storage areas.
All attics need ventilation to perform properly, so part of each insulation package contains provisions to ensure your soffit vents are free of debris and materials to help them stay that way.
Schedule a Free Energy Audit for Your Suffolk, Virginia Home
Need to re-insulate your home? Tidewater Insulators offers FREE home energy audits for homeowners in the Suffolk, VA area. Schedule an appointment today with our experts to see how you can improve energy efficiency and start saving money!