None of us like to waste money, and no one wants to feel uncomfortable in their own home. Making sure your home’s energy is at peak performance can occasionally result in updates on your current system. Replacement windows and doors play an important role in the energy efficiency of a home, and one of the ways to know if they are doing their job is through a home energy audit. These audits help pinpoint where your house is losing energy and steps you can take to help save on costs—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 need 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
Any of these things can be caused by unwelcomed airflow into your home through cracks, openings or other hidden passageways. By running your home through an energy audit, you can lower heat loss in the winter and keep your home cooler in the summer.
Another major factor in the energy efficiency of your home is its age. The older that your home is, the older your insulation is, causing irregularities in your heating and cooling. It is not uncommon for older homes to have single-pane windows, as well, while double- and triple-pane windows are more efficient.
Having a certified energy auditor assess your home will find the root of the problem and demonstrate how to improve energy efficiency. The next step after giving your home an energy audit is to call our experts at Pella Windows and Doors in Jackson 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. Making these updates to your home after a home energy audit can keep you more comfortable and save you cash. If you have any questions or know that your replacement windows and doors might need some tweaks right away, give our experts a call at 307-733-0535 or arrange a consultation with us online. You can always visit our Jackson showroom to speak directly to a Pella Jackson Hole professional and look at your money-saving opportunities.