Blog

Heat Audit for your Home!

Monday, December 10th, 2018 by Robert Stiltner


Image result for energy audit

We can perform a professional Heating audit, this is the best way to determine where your home is losing heat and where you can save. This thorough professional Heat Audit can help you pinpoint if replacing your windows and doors can bring you savings, as well as refreshing your house. We will be walking through your home, keeping a checklist of areas that we have inspected and problems we find. This list will help you access your energy efficiency upgrades. Do not assume that just because your home is recently constructed–or even new–that there are no opportunities to save energy. Window and door technology has evolved rapidly over the past few years, outpacing training commonly available to many builders, including some of the most reputable. We are on the cutting edge of this by offering the industry best Simonton windows and Provia doors

Image result for air leak

Locate Air Leaks

First, we make a list of obvious air leaks (drafts). The potential energy savings from reducing drafts in a home may range from 10% to 20% per year, and the home is generally much more comfortable afterward.

 We check for indoor air leaks, such as gaps along the baseboard or edge of the flooring and at junctures of the walls and ceiling. Also check for leaks on the outside of your home, especially in areas where two different building materials meet. Other places to check for leaks include windows, doors, lighting and plumbing fixtures, switches, and electrical outlets. Also check for open fireplace dampers.

Image result for window draft

 

 

Image result for window draft

 

Fixing Air Leaks

We can provide you with new windows and doors to fix the drafts in your home.

Heat Audit for your Home! - Image 5Heat Audit for your Home! - Image 6

 

Your Whole-House Plan

After you know where your home is losing energy, plan by asking yourself a few questions:

  • How much money do you spend on energy?
  • Where are your greatest energy losses?
  • How long will it take for an investment in energy efficiency to pay for itself in energy cost savings?
  • Do the energy-saving measures provide additional benefits that are important to you—for example, increased comfort from installing double-paned, efficient windows?
  • How long do you plan to own your current home?
  • What is your budget?
  • How much time do you have for maintenance and repairs?

Professional Heating Audit

Give us a call and we can provide your with a comprehensive report of how we can save you $ and update and refresh your home.

Heat Audit for your Home! - Image 7

our service area

We serve Ashburn and the nearby area

Our Locations:

Colonial Contracting, Inc.
14171 Dave's Store Ln
Gainesville, VA 20155
1-703-468-1167
Top