NYSERDA Home Energy Audits
A home energy audit, also known as a home energy assessment, should be your first step before making energy-saving home improvements. A home energy audit takes a look at your home’s energy consumption and how much energy loss occurs via various sources.
The audit then identifies the measures that can make your home more energy-efficient and reduce your annual utility bills by up to 40%. Most importantly, a home energy audit can help you prioritize the energy improvements that make your home more efficient and comfortable.
What Happens During a Home Energy Audit?
A home energy audit entails a professional auditor coming to your home to conduct a comprehensive inspection. The auditor will check the exterior of the structure (windows, walls, eaves, etc.) to look for leaks, cracks and other areas around your home that could be causing you to waste energy. The auditor will also inspect the insulation in the attic, basement and crawl spaces for deterioration.
The auditor will evaluate your heating system, cooling system and water heater to ensure they’re functioning properly and make recommendations for possible upgrades.
Finally, the auditor will inspect your home’s lighting to determine if an upgrade (such as switching to LED lighting), could increase electrical energy efficiency.
What Are the Benefits of a Home Energy Audit?
A house energy assessment will help you:
- Find issues you didn’t know existed that are increasing energy consumption.
- Increase your home’s comfort throughout the year.
- Determine and prioritize any energy-related improvements.
- Increase your home’s value
- Reduce your carbon footprint.
Free or Reduced-Cost Home Energy Audits Are Available in NY
The New York State Energy and Research Development Authority is a public-benefit corporation that assists New York residents with increasing energy efficiency and lowering their utility bills. Currently, NYSERDA is offering a FREE or REDUCED COST incentive for NY homeowners to perform an energy audit. For those outside NY, energy audits are still available for just a few hundred dollars.
Bruni & Campisi Conducts Home Energy Audits in Westchester, NY, and Beyond
Bruni & Campisi is a full-service HVAC contractor that has been helping homeowners in Westchester County, Putnam County and Rockland County, NY, plus Stamford and Greenwich, CT, increase their home’s energy efficiency for more than 40 years. Our services include professional home efficiency audits that can lead to lower utility bills.
Call Bruni & Campisi and find out how our energy conservation services can start saving you money. Not only will you see your utility bills go down, many home energy efficiency upgrades are tax-deductible or worth other tax credits. In addition, by having environmentally-friendly energy management service upgrades installed, you are reducing your carbon footprint and helping combat energy waste, saving up to 40% off your utility bill.