Given all of the buzz around weatherization lately, and with temperatures getting ready to drop in the next month or so (hopefully), it’s a worthwhile time to quickly talk about one of the most important initial steps to making your home more energy-efficient: getting a home energy assessment.
A home energy assessment, also known as a home energy audit, is the first step to assess how much energy your home consumes and to evaluate what measures you can take to make your home more energy-efficient. An assessment will show you problems that may, when corrected, save you significant amounts of money over time.
This video shows some of the ways that a contractor may test your home during an assessment, and helps you understand how an assessment can help you move toward energy savings.
You can find more tips to make your home more energy-efficient at Energy Savers.