Nobody wants to waste money, and no one wants to feel uncomfortable in their own home. Keeping your home’s energy at peak performance can at times result in 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 see if they are doing their job is through a home energy audit. These audits help locate 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 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? 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 indoor space through cracks, openings or other hidden pathways. By running your home through an energy audit, you can lower heat loss in the winter and keep your home cooler during warmer 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, causing irregularities in your heating and cooling. It is more common 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 demonstrate how to improve energy efficiency. The next step after giving your home an energy audit is to contact our professionals at Pella Windows and Doors in Cape Cod to fix or install your replacement windows and replacement doors.
In the end, making a few improvements in your home could end up lowering your monthly utility costs. Making 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 508-638-5897 or schedule a consultation with us online. You can always stop by our Cape Cod showroom to speak directly to a Pella Fall River professional and look at your money-saving options.