None of us like to waste money, and no one likes to feel uncomfortable in their own home. Making sure your home’s energy is at peak performance can sometimes require updates on your current system. Replacement windows and doors play a big 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 identify 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 bill by making upgrades from a home energy audit.
But how do you know if you are in need of one of these assessments? The best way to know is to ask yourself if you’ve noticed any of the following issues in your home:
- Drafty rooms
- Dry indoor air during winter 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 unwelcomed airflow into your house through cracks, openings or other hidden holes. By running your home through an energy audit, you can minimize 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 create irregularities in your heating and cooling. It is not uncommon for older homes to have single-pane windows, as well, while double- and triple-pane windows provide more efficiency.
Having a certified energy auditor come and look at your home will determine 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 call our experts at McComb Window & Door in Indianapolis 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 reducing your utility costs. Completing these updates to your home after a home energy audit can keep you more comfortable and save you money. 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 317-983-5922 or schedule a consultation with us online. You can always check out our Indianapolis showroom to speak directly to a Pella Windows & Doors of Indianapolis professional and look at your money-saving opportunities.