Delving Into The Home Energy Audit Market

Delving Into The Home Energy Audit Market

In Arizona, it seems a necessity to run an air conditioner during the summer. HVAC systems are popular since they address all heating and cooling needs. Yet, your systems may not be performing up to standards. Your residential energy bills may seem to be inexplicably high. When this occurs, or if you have any doubts, the solution may be a home energy audit. In Phoenix, several companies claim to be able to provide you with the best possible service. The question is, how do you determine which company will perform the best job?

What Does a Home Energy Audit Do?

At its very basics, a home energy audit provides you a complete analysis of the energy requirements and losses of your home. A qualified auditor will closely examine your home. He or she will supply you with a report telling you the following details:

  • The places where energy is being lost or used inefficiently

  • The appliances that are inefficiently using energy

  • Any systems that are not operating up to the best energy efficient standards

  • The measures, when put into place, that will reduce the loss, overuse and abuse of energy

Finding an Energy Auditor

In Phoenix, it is easy to locate someone willing to perform a home energy audit. This does not mean the company is qualified to do so. Some may actually be fraudulent or misleading in their claims to be experts or even qualified. It is important you find out the following information about several companies before you pick one to analyze the energy needs and uses of your home.

  • Contact the Better Business Bureau (BBB) to see if the company is affiliated with it and whether there are any registered complaints

  • Check for certification. Is the company a Building Performance Institute (BPI) Certified Contractor?

  • Is the company aware of the various programs e.g. tax rebates, capable of reducing your overall cost of energy reduction improvements? This will act in their favor since it will help you to actually follow through with an improvement program – potentially with the company performing the professional home energy audit in Phoenix.

  • Find out how long the company has been in business – this will indicate stability as well as experience

  • Ask about costs – estimates and related items

  • Guarantees are also another topic you should broach with a home energy audit provider

You are a homeowner. Your home is your asset. It is probably your most valuable asset. If you want to protect it – and your wallet, consider the advantages of having performed a home energy audit. In Phoenix, and it is valid across the entire state of Arizona, you need to carefully choose your auditor. You must ask questions and examine the company’s background. This is the only way to ensure any home improvements, including renovations resulting from the energy audit, will be executed professionally, accurately and with your best interests at heart.

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