Life along the southern shores of Lake Erie can be brutally cold or filled with balmy sunshine, depending largely on which way the wind is blowing. Average high temperatures range from 35 degrees in January to 85 degrees in July. Both extremes present their own challenges for comfortable living and energy efficiency.
A home energy evaluation is important whether you are trying to stay warm or keep cool, and a properly conducted energy evaluation can also help you save money. The best place to start is with an energy audit, sometimes also called an energy assessment. Through this audit, you can measure how much energy your home currently uses, and you can pinpoint ways to improve your home’s energy efficiency. And by finding the areas where your energy is escaping from your home, you can reduce your energy bills and live more comfortable all year long.
An energy evaluation will help you determine the efficiency of your heating and cooling systems. It will also help find problem areas such as windows with less-than-tight seals, doors that don’t close tightly, or insulation-deficient attics. Can’t you just picture dollar bills flying away through gaps around your windows?
You can do your own energy evaluation, or you can hire a professional who can use modern technology and equipment to perform a more thorough assessment. Whichever method you decide to use, your energy audit will save you money in the long run.
For more information on conducting your own energy audit, please visit DoItYourselfEnergyAudit.com for more information and step-by-step instructions.
If you would like to learn more about hiring a professional to conduct an energy evaluation for your home, please visit ProfessionalEnergyAudits.com.
To get energy audit tips, ideas and assistance directly related to homes along the Lake Erie shore, please visit GoGeisel.com. The Geisel team of experts, with their 75 years of experience, can help you with a professional energy evaluation. Or their complete online store has everything you need for a do-it-yourself energy audit.
An energy evaluation of your home can keep you comfortable (and save you money) no matter which way the winds blows off Lake Erie.
Our goal is to help educate our customers about energy and home comfort issues (specific to HVAC systems). For more information, click here to download our free Home Comfort Resource guide.
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