Nobody wants to waste money, and no one enjoys feeling uncomfortable in their own home. Keeping your home’s energy at peak performance can occasionally result in updates on your current system. Replacement windows and doors play an important role in the energy efficiency of a home, and one of the ways to see if they are doing their job is through a home energy audit. These audits help locate where your house is losing energy and steps you can take to help save on costs—according to the U.S. Department of Energy, you could save anywhere from 5–30 percent on your energy costs by making upgrades from a home energy audit.
But how do you know if you need one of these assessments? Ask yourself if you’ve noticed any of the following concerns in your home:
- Drafty rooms
- Dry indoor air during cooler 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
Several of these items can be caused by unwelcomed airflow into your home through cracks, openings or other hidden holes. By giving your house an energy audit, you can reduce heat loss in the winter and keep your home cooler throughout the hotter months.
Another major 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 can offer more efficiency.
Having a certified energy auditor assess your home will identify the root of the problem and demonstrate how to improve energy efficiency. The next step after giving your home an energy audit is to call our professionals at Pella Windows and Doors in Concord 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. Performing these updates to your home after a home energy audit can keep you more comfortable and save you a few bucks. If you have any questions or know that your replacement windows and doors might need some attention right away, give our experts a call at 603-228-3352 or book a consultation with us online. You can always visit our Concord showroom to speak directly to a Pella Concord professional and look at your money-saving opportunities.