Nobody wants to waste money, and no one wants to feel uncomfortable in their own home. Maintaining your home’s energy so that it is at peak performance can occasionally entail 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 check if they are doing their job is through a home energy audit. These audits help identify 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 utility bills by making upgrades from a home energy audit.
But how do you know if you should schedule one of these assessments? The best way to know is to ask yourself if you’ve noticed any of the following problems 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 unwelcomed airflow into your indoor space through cracks, openings or other hidden pathways. 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 typical for older homes to have single-pane windows, as well, while double- and triple-pane windows provide more efficiency.
Having a certified energy auditor examine your home will find 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 contact our professionals at Pella Windows and Doors in Wellesley to fix or install your replacement windows and replacement doors.
In the end, a few home improvements 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 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 781-239-1161 or arrange a consultation with us online. You can always visit our Wellesley showroom to speak directly to a Pella Wellesley professional and look at your money-saving options.