Here are 5 Signs Your Wisconsin Home Needs an Energy Audit
Are you unsure of whether or not you require a home energy audit at your Wisconsin residence? If so, take a look at these five common warning signs that you have an energy problem and schedule a home energy audit as soon as possible.
Inadequate insulation is one of the main causes of having cold floors in your Wisconsin home. As warm air rises, it will displace cold air to sink to the ground. This same sensation can also lead to having a cold first floor while the second floor is generally warmer in the winter. While this isn’t always a result of poor insulation if your home has frequently cold floors it is worthwhile to have a home energy audit completed to get to the bottom of the problem.
Similar to the cold floors found in Wisconsin homes, you may notice that certain rooms have different temperatures than others. This can cause your HVAC system to work overtime to maintain a consistent temperature while never being able to achieve it. This certainly is a result of poor insulation and will be one of the first things fixed once new insulation is installed in your home.
No Frost on Roof When Neighbors Have Frost
If you and your neighbor’s roofs are equally exposed to the sun and your roof has no frost when the other homes do, there could be an insulation problem. The lack of front indicates that a little heat is escaping your home enough to melt the frost on your roof. This is an issue because if all the heat is escaping through your roof, it’s not doing its job of warming your home. This will cause you to increase the heat levels in your house, increasing energy consumption and heating costs.
Hot or Cold Pockets
If you’ve ever walked into a room in your home and felt a sudden blast of cold air, it’s likely that you have an uneven air balance that is creating hot or cold pockets in your home. This is a common issue that will force you to pay more in home heating and cooling bills to maintain a stable temperature.
With any sort of cold drafts in your home, it’s a surefire sign that there is an insulation issue that warrants a home energy audit. No one wants to be wasting money heating or cooling the outside and if you have a draft the inside air is likely escaping while the outside air is entering your home.
Keeney Home Services Offers Home Energy Audits to Wisconsin Homeowners
Keeney Home Services provides home energy audits to Wisconsin homeowners that are worried they are wasting energy in their homes. Our team will provide you with a detailed report on the condition of all major systems including water heater, furnace, insulation, air leakage levels, lighting, air-conditioning, and ventilation. Our team will provide detailed recommendations on what improvements to make, and in what order. We also proudly install Dr. Energy Saver insulation and will be able to complete many of the improvements and upgrades you select saving you the trouble of having to call in different contractors to perform the work.
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For more information about the home energy audits and other insulation services we provide, contact Keeney Home Services today. When you do, we will happily answer any questions you may have about our services.