About Energy Audits
Energy auditing is an important first step when you want to take control of your power usage at your home or building. We’ll examine every element that uses electricity. We’ll tally the number of watts used by every appliance, fan, or light fixture and multiply this by the hours of usage. The result will serve as your baseline, and then we’ll recommend approaches to cutting power demand. With energy auditing, you’ll gain insights that will lead to long-term savings. To arrange for us to evaluate your home or building, contact us today.
You understand that your car is made up of interacting components – when one component fails, it affects the performance of the whole vehicle. Do you know that the same goes for your house?
A home energy audit is often the first step in making your home more efficient. An audit can help you assess how much energy your home uses and evaluate what measures you can take to improve efficiency. But remember, audits alone don’t save energy. You need to implement the recommended improvements. Whether it’s an HVAC repair or a solar installation or a little bit of everything, we’ll provide recommendations and work with you to find the best possible solution to maximize energy efficiency.
The components of your house—the insulation, HVAC systems, the thermal envelope, appliances, and lighting—all contribute to your comfort, health and safety, and the energy efficiency of the home. If one system has a problem, it impacts the other systems’ ability to function properly. Treating the obvious symptom without knowing the real culprit behind the problem can make the problem worse or create new problems. Rather than focusing on a single problem, the Apec audit approach looks at how improvements throughout your home work together to give you the most cost-effective results.
Installing ENERGY STAR rated appliances and lighting can significantly increase the energy efficiency of your home, resulting in savings on your utility bill. And air sealing and insulating your home means your ENERGY STAR furnace or air conditioner won’t have to work as hard to heat or cool your home, cutting your utility bills even further. The Apec approach reduces homeowner annual utility bills by as much as 30 percent or more! A home or a business that saves about 30% of its energy, puts money right back in your wallet each month.
Energy Savings You Can Feel
The average Apec home saves 30% on its energy use.
The average homeowners save $950 each year on their energy bills.
An Apec home is 6 – 9% more valuable than the home next door.