The Importance of a Home Energy Assessment: Why You Should Consider It
If you’ve been tracking your home energy bills, there’s a good chance you’ve noticed that you’ve been paying more to get the same level of usage. Smart homeowners have responded to this by paying just as much attention to advancements in home energy technology and devices. Money-conscious homeowners have also been getting home energy assessments to take advantage of savings offered by Mass Save® and other related federal programs.
Some homeowners, however, hesitate when it comes to actually taking the plunge and getting a free home energy assessment from a company like Revise, Inc. Perhaps it’s because they think they don’t have the budget for a home energy efficiency assessment, or they don’t think their home will measure up to Mass energy assessment standards that don’t exist. Others might think they don’t have the necessary time for an energy home assessment.
There are a lot of misinformation and myths surrounding these issues and energy assessment companies, so let’s do some myth-busting. Here are some of the most important reasons why you should consider getting a free energy assessment, along with a rundown of what some of the possible benefits might be when you do.
A Home Energy Assessment Turns Unknowns Into Knowns
Many homeowners have no idea if their home is energy efficient, even if they’ve made significant efforts and investments to lower their home energy costs during the time they’ve owned it.
That’s because you have to know the parameters when it comes to home energy efficiency. There are many hidden factors that require some expertise, too, and you have to know what’s happening from top to bottom.
How to Save Energy from a Home Energy Assessment
Let’s go with that top-to-bottom analogy to talk about some of the things you may learn from a home energy assessment.
Roof and Attic: The Insulation Equation
Do you have an older roof with insulation that dates back to the last century? This kind of scenario isn’t all that uncommon, but there’s no reason to think it can’t be changed. The home energy assessment will identify any leaks in your roof, especially where in the eaves where it joins your walls.
You can also verify the effectiveness of your attic insulation, and you can get an insulation upgrade at a huge discount through Mass Save® if your efficiency number isn’t as high as it could be.
Should You Have a Professional Home Energy Assessor Evaluate Your Walls?
Your walls may seem like an innocuous part of your home energy equation, but they actually matter quite a bit. The insulation in your walls is almost as important as what you have in your attic, and the infrared camera test that comes with a home energy assessment will tell you if you need an upgrade–which could also be heavily discounted.
It’s Worth It to Have Your Windows and Doors Evaluated
Your windows and doors also play a major role in determining your home energy efficiency, and a home energy assessment will give you all the information you need about how well they’re performing.
The upgrade opportunities are ample as well. Triple-pane windows can lower your home energy bills, and an insulated door with no air leaks will bring your bills down even further.
You’ll Learn Important Facts About Your Heating System
Most homeowners know the age and condition of their furnace, boiler or central air conditioning unit, but that doesn’t mean they’re up to speed when it comes to their energy efficiency.
A home energy assessment will tell you exactly how much an older HVAC system is costing you, and you’ll learn exactly how to upgrade it to maximize your savings and lower your home energy bills.
You’ll also learn a lot about your air conditioning system, whether you have central AC or you’re using window units. Upgrading this part of your HVAC system can result in substantial savings, due to the costliness of antiquated systems and the discounts available through Mass Save®
Cost Effective Appliance Upgrades Can Lower Costs in Multiple Ways
Do you have older appliances? If so, the same logic applies—their newer counterparts are far more energy efficient and less costly to use, and by the time you factor in the discounts from Mass Save® there’s a good chance you’ll be saving more than you ever thought possible.
Increase Your Home Energy Efficiency with a Smart Thermostat
Many homeowners think their thermostat plays a very small role in their home energy efficiency, but that’s no longer true. Today’s smart thermostats can do a lot more than just zone heating—they can actually adjust the temperature of your home down to the degree, depending on your room usage habits and how you set them up.
Heat Pumps Represent the Ultimate Home Energy Efficiency Upgrade
When it comes to home energy technology, heat pumps represent the latest and the greatest. They typically offer a 3:1 upgrade in energy efficiency over even the most efficient boilers and furnaces.
There is a cost investment involved in getting a heat pump, and you’ll need to have your home energy assessor from Revise, Inc. help you figure out if a heat pump is right for your home.
If it is, though, the discounts offered by Mass Save® are substantial, to the point where your new heat pump will pay for itself a lot faster than you might think.
Upgrade Your Insulation IQ and Become More Home Energy Efficient with Revise, Inc.
At Revise, Inc., we’re committed to doing everything we can to help make your At Revise, Inc., we’re committed to doing everything we can to help make your home more energy efficient and educating you about your home and what you can do to maximize savings under Mass Save®.
We’re proud to be a designated contractor under the Mass Save® program, and we’ve helped hundreds of customers save thousands of dollars while improving their energy efficiency.
We make the process as simple as possible. Our home energy assessors are professionals who are extensively trained to evaluate your energy needs, and we’re happy to answer any questions you may have or explain anything from the assessment. We want you to understand that it’s a lot easier to increase your savings than you think, and we can show you how to do it.
To start the process, call us at 800-885-7283 (SAVE) or visit our website, www.callrevise.com. We’ve got some great information about savings there, so it’s an excellent place to start if you’re curious and you want to get some background material about how to spend less while making your home more energy efficient.