Nearly every homeowner in the Central Valley has the same question: “How can I save money on my monthly energy bills?” The journey to better energy-efficiency and savings starts with a home energy audit, conducted by the BPI-certified experts here at Allbritten. Not only will we help identify places where you can save energy in the home, but we’ll also help you address problems and put your home on the path to greater energy savings for years to come.
Even homeowners who think their home is generally efficient are often surprised to learn just how much more efficient their home could be. Here’s the bottom line: your home is probably wasting a lot of your home every single month. With a spring energy audit from the BPI-certified experts here at Allbritten, you can put your home (and your wallet) on the road to significant summer energy savings.
Why schedule a spring energy audit?
#1. Identify areas where you can save money
Every homeowner wants to find ways to put a little more back into their wallet each month. A home energy audit is a great way to identify the “low-hanging fruit” that can yield immediate, permanent savings. For example, the audit might point out that cooled air is escaping through cracks around the window frame. About 20 cents of caulk later, and you’re on the road to summer savings. Here’s the bottom line: an audit is worth the upfront cost because it yields monthly savings for years to come.
#2. Boost your home’s value
A home energy audit can help you lift your home’s efficiency, which in itself is a great boost to your value. However, the audit may also identify other places where you can make high return-on-investment moves. For example, more and more homeowners are switching out their older manual thermostats for smart, programmable ones. These help you save money and stay comfortable! Similarly, a home energy audit can identify which of your older appliances are energy hogs, and which ones you should target to replace first.
#3. Take advantage of rebates and incentives
Both the federal government, the state of California, and many utilities here in Fresno offer rebates and incentives to homeowners who make their homes more energy-efficient. Be sure to check out the Energy Upgrade California program offered by Pacific Gas & Electric. You may find that making your home energy-efficient costs a lot less than you initially thought!
#4. Get more out of your air conditioner
By reducing the amount of cooling your home needs to be comfortable, a home energy audit can also reduce the cooling burden on your air conditioner over the summer. That means lower energy bills, a reduced risk of a breakdown, and a longer system lifespan. Pair those benefits with those of our seasonal AC tune-up service, and you and your air conditioner will be set for a perfect summer.
Call Allbritten to schedule your spring energy audit
Contact the BPI-certified professionals at Allbritten to schedule your spring energy audit. Our thorough experts will conduct a detailed test to discover places where you can make your home more energy-efficient and save money. We can also help complete the work in the event that you want to get your home ready for the summer ahead!
You can save money, have a more comfortable home, and help your air conditioner last longer. It all starts when you schedule an energy audit with the pros at Allbritten.
In this blog, we’ll talk about home energy audits and what makes them such a smart investment for homeowners.
What is an energy audit?
Allbritten is a Home Performance company with BPI-certified technicians. Our 26-point home energy audit helps Fresno homeowners find points of inefficiency in their home, which we then help them address.
From a whole-home pressure test to an evaluation of your attic and attics with an infrared camera, we thoroughly and completely evaluate your home.
Here are the three reasons to schedule an energy audit
Knowledge is power. By knowing where your home is losing energy, you can take action. Let’s review just some of the reasons you should schedule an energy audit.
#1. Lower your energy bills
A professional energy audit from the BPI-certified professionals at Allbritten can help you identify areas where your home is losing energy—and you’re losing money.
From a poorly insulated attic to inefficient systems, an energy audit points you in the direction of savings. Our tech will present you with a detailed report explaining places for improvement.
#2. Make your home more comfortable
Energy loss and energy inefficiency isn’t just about your monthly bills. It can make your home feel uncomfortable and drafty. Efficiency and comfort go hand-in-hand, which is why an energy audit from Allbritten can find ways to improve your home’s comfort.
#3. Reduce wear-and-tear on your air conditioner
The more your air conditioner runs in the summer, the more wear-and-tear it endures. This continual running can result in the need for AC repair more often, and—ultimately—decrease the lifespan of your system.
A home energy audit can help you determine where (and how) your home is losing energy. By addressing these issues, you can relieve pressure on your air conditioner, which doesn’t have to run as long to cool your home in the summers here in Fresno.
Paired with an AC tune-up from our experienced techs here at Allbritten, your air conditioner will be in better shape, run more efficiently, and be less likely to break down.
Schedule an energy audit with Allbritten
If you’re ready to make your home more energy-efficient and comfortable, it’s time to contact Allbritten and schedule an energy audit. Give us a call at (559) 292-4919 to get started.
No matter how much you conserve and even try to go without turning on your AC or gas, your monthly energy bills are out of control. If you feel like your home is leaking money, it might very well be. An energy inefficient home could have ineffective or deficient insulation, poor ducts, or even leaks that are sapping away your heating and cooling. The best way to identify and address these issues is through a comprehensive whole home energy audit.
What is an energy audit?
Many homes have energy inefficiencies for a variety of reasons, whether it’s just the age of the house, or previous contractors didn’t fix things right. Even seemingly minor issues, however, could be putting tremendous strain on your AC unit or furnace to keep up, costing you money every month and putting considerable wear-and-tear on your residence’s HVAC system.
What should I look for in a good home energy audit?
A good home energy audit is different from an AC or heating system tune-up. Rather, it inspects the entire system to make sure everything is functioning like it should. Here are some of the specific things that a home energy audit from Allbritten contains:
- An analysis of how your entire home interacts: A good home energy audit will test air flow in accordance with building science and what you have in your home. This full, detailed assessment will help the technician identify and pinpoint issues.
- A detailed inspection of your system: Allbritten, for instance, uses a 26-point inspection system, to make sure nothing gets left out of the picture. When our industry-trained technicians look over your home, they don’t want to leave any stone unturned.
- A roadmap for moving forward: We’ll sit down with you after the inspection to let you know what we’ve found, and how we’d like to address it. This will include upfront pricing, as well as what we project your energy savings might be with the fix.
- Options: Home improvements to increase energy efficiency can range from the quick and inexpensive to more significant renovations. Unlike most companies that perform home energy audits, Allbritten will help you try to find government grants or utility company incentives to offset the cost of the repairs.
- One company: Some companies farm out the work for renovations and repairs to other contractors. Not so with Allbritten. From start-to-finish, we do all of our work in-company, which saves you money, as well as the time and the hassle of having multiple contacts.
What are some other reasons to choose Allbritten?
One of our strongest values as a company is that we treat our employees with the respect and integrity they deserve, so that they do the same for you—the customer. Our technicians are trained to meet industry-leading standards, and undergo evaluation regularly. We pride ourselves on keeping up with the latest methods and information available in the HVAC industry.
If you’re ready to see how much you can save with a home energy audit, schedule your whole home energy audit with us. Or, give us a call at (559) 823-5146. We look forward to helping you!