No one likes to waste money, and no one wants to feel uncomfortable in their own home. Maintaining your home’s energy so that it is at peak performance can sometimes entail updates on your current system. Replacement windows and doors play a large role in the energy efficiency of a home, and one of the ways to check if they are doing their job is through a home energy audit. These audits help pinpoint where your house is losing energy and what you can do to save money—according to the U.S. Department of Energy, you could save anywhere from 5–30 percent on your utility bills by making upgrades from a home energy audit.
But how do you know if you are in need of one of these assessments? Ask yourself if you’ve noticed any of the following concerns in your home:
- Drafty rooms
- Dry indoor air during colder months
- Walls and joints on the exterior of the home that do not have a tight fit
- Insulation that is falling down
- An increase on your utility bill
Any of these things can be caused by unwanted airflow into your home through cracks, openings or other hidden pathways. By having your home go through an energy audit, you can lower heat loss in the winter and keep your home cooler throughout the hotter months.
Another key factor in the energy efficiency of your home is its age. The older that your home is, the older your insulation is, which can cause irregularities in your heating and cooling. It is typical for older homes to have single-pane windows, as well, while double- and triple-pane windows are more efficient.
Having a certified energy auditor assess your home will find the root of the problem and show you how to improve energy efficiency. The next step after giving your home an energy audit is to reach out to our team at McComb Window & Door in Lafayette to fix or install your replacement windows and replacement doors.
In the end, taking the time to make a few improvements to your house could end up saving you money in utility costs. Completing these updates to your home after a home energy audit can keep your family more comfortable and save you cash. If you have any questions or know that your replacement windows and doors might need some tweaks right away, give our experts a call at 317-983-5804 or arrange a consultation with us online. You can always check out our Lafayette showroom to speak directly to a Pella Windows & Doors of Indianapolis professional and look at your money-saving opportunities.