Nobody wants to waste money, and no one enjoys feeling 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 large role in the energy efficiency of a home, and one of the ways to check if they are doing their job is through a home energy audit. These audits help pinpoint 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 should schedule one of these assessments? Ask yourself if you’ve noticed any of the following issues 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 in energy expenses
Several of these items can be caused by undesirable airflow into your house through cracks, openings or other hidden pathways. By giving your house an energy audit, you can lower heat loss in the winter and keep your home cooler in the summer.
Another key 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 more common for older homes to have single-pane windows, as well, while double- and triple-pane windows are more efficient.
Having a certified energy auditor examine 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 contact our team at Pella Windows and Doors in Baton Rouge to fix or install your replacement windows and replacement doors.
In the end, making a few improvements in your home could end up saving you money in utility costs. Making these updates to your home after a home energy audit can keep your family more comfortable and save you money. If you have any questions or know that your replacement windows and doors might need some tweaks right away, give our experts a call at (225) 217-2592 or schedule a consultation with us online. You can always visit our Baton Rouge showroom to speak directly to a KC Pella professional and look at your money-saving choices.