Saving energy is not only good for the environment, it’s also good for your pocketbook. And you might be surprised to learn just how much money you’re losing because your home is not energy efficient. In fact, the average household wastes about 30% of its heating and cooling power through air leaks alone—and, when you factor in other sources of energy, loss, that number rises to more than a third of your monthly energy bill. That’s why Ambient Edge offers convenient, affordable home energy audits in Kingman.
Ambient Edge is your trusted source for energy efficiency. We don’t just diagnose where the problems originate, we provide real solutions that will maximize your savings. Our goal is simple: make it easy for you to slash energy costs, so that get you the most bang for your buck.
Don’t keep throwing money out the window. Get an opinion you can trust—backed by a 100% satisfaction guarantee. Call Ambient Edge at 928-263-8698 or fill out the form to the right to talk to an expert today.
What does a home energy audit do?
A home energy audit takes a hard look at your home to spot energy leaks, inefficiencies, and other problems that are costing you money. Discovering and addressing these issues can help you save money every month on your energy bill. In many cases, it can save homeowners hundreds of dollars a year or more.
Every homeowner wants to be more energy-efficient. But it can be hard to determine which money-saving tips will work best for your home. There a lot of advice out there—and you don’t want to spend money on a “fix” that doesn’t really do much. That’s why homeowners call in a professional for an energy audit: to make smart choices and get the biggest energy savings for the least investment.
When Ambient Edge performs audits, we examine the home from top to bottom to look for problem areas and develop solutions. We provide more than just information and diagnostics—we give you real suggestions on what you should do next. As part of our home energy audit, we will:
- Do a complete interior and exterior home analysis, including mechanical systems, ductwork, attic and wall insulation, air leakage, and appliances
- Perform an in-depth energy survey to calculate your total energy costs and the approximate cost savings of each suggested fix or improvement
- Provide a customized energy report that includes everything you need to know to take your next steps toward energy efficiency
- Give you estimated costs, return on investment information, and details on rebates and incentives that may be available to you—because we want to save you even more money wherever we can
The specific changes you make to your home to address these problem areas often pay for themselves over time.
Getting read for your energy audit? It’s a good idea to write down some of your main concerns beforehand. Share these concerns with our team so we can answer all of questions as part of our audit. We may also ask you for past energy bills if they’re available, to further tailor our solutions to your exact energy usage.
What are the most common causes of air leakage?
Air leakage is a driver of high energy bills in your home. Because this is a huge problem in so many homes, it’s a major focus for our home energy audit program. Sometimes simple fixes like adding more caulk or weather-stripping around windows and doors can decrease costs immensely. But you have to know the it’s leaking before you take action.
Below are some of the sources of air leaks that we will check as part of your home energy audit:
- Poor Attic Ventilation
Attics in general are some of the biggest energy drains in the home. These spaces tend to be poorly insulated and often contain the ductwork that delivers AC and heat to the home below. We’ll identify steps you can take to prevent heat transfer from the lower floors to the attic. Merely adding more insulation on the floor can often address this problem—just be sure that you also have enough ventilation to the outdoor air in your attic as well. Ambient Edge can examine all of these issues and let you know what your next steps should be.
In Kingman, fireplaces are more for show than necessity—but many homes still have them. An open chimney can be the cause of up to 70% of heat loss in a room. Installing a simple fix, like a chimney balloon may be a good solution for your home. A chimney balloon is a bag of air that will fill in the cracks and prevent air leaks out of the top of your chimney. There may be other solutions to this draft problem as well—and Ambient Edge can help you choose the right one.
- Ineffective Insulation
Older forms of insulation are just not as useful as many of the options today. Some types, such as loose-fill fiberglass, are also susceptible to damage from moisture, which can significantly undermine their effectiveness. If you have had water damage in an area of your home, there’s a real chance that your insulation is doing next to nothing. Checking insulation is part of the home energy audit package with Ambient Edge. And insulation doesn’t have to be a costly fix—often, adding insulation in a few key areas is all that’s needed.
Get Your Home Energy Audit—and Slash Your Energy Bills
You don’t need to waste energy for another day. One short energy audit can help you eliminate energy drains you didn’t even know you had—and deliver immediate savings. Let our professionals help you. Call us at 928-263-8698 or fill out the form to your right and speak with one of our experts today.