Every home wastes energy in different ways, that’s why it’s important to get a skilled assessment from an experienced technician from Ambient Edge. One call to (888) 628-5890 and you can schedule a home energy audit that:
- Discovers where your home is costing you money by wasting energy
- Provides you with options and proven fixes to improve your home’s energy efficiency
- Allows you to spend time with an experienced home energy professional to ask questions, get in-depth information, and make lasting, affordable changes to your home for increased comfort and lower bills
Best of all, every Ambient Edge home energy audit has a 100% satisfaction guarantee.
Where You’re Wasting Energy
One of the top reasons homeowners have a professional home energy audit is to determine where their home is wasting energy.
The average household in the United States spends nearly $2,000 per year on utility bills. The majority of energy used is for heating and cooling, while water heating, electronics, lighting, and appliances were also big consumers of energy, according to the U.S. Department of Energy Residential Program Solution Center.
Some of the common problem areas our technicians see in Summerlin homes include:
- Issues or inefficiencies with the HVAC system (central air conditioner and furnace)
- Improper sealing and insufficient insulation
- Incorrectly sealed ductwork
- Leaking air
- Inefficient appliances
While many homeowners go into a home energy audit with a sense of dread, worried that their technician will tell them they need a full HVAC system replacement, however, the typical recommendations are for smaller upgrades and changes that can make a big difference on your energy bottom line.
What to Expect from Your Home Energy Audit
When you call Ambient Edge about your home energy audit, we work with your schedule to ensure our reliable technicians are there during a convenient time for you. We want to ensure you’re ready to ask us any and all questions you may have about the energy efficiency of your home.
Learning How You Use Energy
Your Ambient Edge technician will ask you about your home, basic information about the number of people in the household, and how energy is used throughout your home. A household with four people will generally use less energy than a home with six or more people, for example. If multiple people in the home work or study onsite most of the time, energy usage will be higher than a home that is empty for multiple hours during weekdays.
Thorough Home Inspection
Your technician will go through every room in your house, including any crawl spaces, attics, and even some outdoor spaces. Air leaks, ventilation, insulation, the HVAC system, lighting, and appliances will all be checked as they are common energy waste areas.
As noted by the Department of Energy, heating, cooling, and water heating equipment are major cost centers on your energy bills. Your technician will check these and other systems to ensure their settings are optimized for energy efficiency, an easy way to increase your energy efficiency. In most cases, you probably won’t even know a change was made! Until, of course, you see those lower energy bills.
Your home doesn’t need to have a gaping hole to be leaking a substantial amount of air. Common locations of cracks, gaps, and air leaks include:
- Outdoor water faucets
- Electrical outlets
- Doors and windows
- Roofs and attics
- Satellite, cable, or internet lines
Your technician will do a blower door test that requires special, professional equipment placed over an exterior doorway. A fan is used to blow air out of or into your home. The technician measures the pressure differences to determine how tightly your home is sealed. More air is needed from the fan to create a change in pressure if your home has a lot of air leakage.
We then work to track down the source of air leakage and seal cracks and gaps that allow hot and cold air in from outside and indoor heated and cooled air to escape.
Your Energy Report
After your home energy audit has been completed, your technician will provide a comprehensive, easy-to-understand report customized for your home. Your energy analysis includes a summary of information and a list of recommendations to make your home more energy-efficient and save you money.
Your technician can also help you understand what changes you can make that are most cost-effective as well as provide the biggest return on your investment.
Following the recommendations in your customized home energy audit analysis can save you up to 30% each year on your energy bills. Simple changes such as using automated equipment to help reduce electricity usage, turning off lights when not in use, and correct maintenance of HVAC systems can save you even more money.
Start Saving Money and Energy Now — Schedule Your Home Energy Audit Today
When your windows and doors are leaking the air you pay to heat and cool, you could literally be throwing money out the window. Start addressing the problem by calling (888) 628-5890 or filling out the form to schedule an Ambient Edge home energy audit for your Summerlin home. Create a more energy-efficient, comfortable home while saving money.