Electrifying a home and improving a home’s energy efficiency have a lot in common: both are better for the environment and reduce energy waste. Upgrading to ducted heat pumps or mini-splits comes with many benefits. Still, upgrading equipment will only go so far in lowering your house’s carbon footprint if you continue to waste energy through poor insulation and air leaks in your home.
Home energy audits are often the first step California homeowners should take before starting home improvement work like insulation and air sealing. Energy audits help to:
Identify the actual sources of energy waste in your home
Reduce the guesswork in home improvement upgrades
Develop a comprehensive plan to improve comfort and make your home more energy efficient
Using the Clean Energy Connection’s contractor database, you can find a trustworthy and knowledgeable contractor to schedule an energy audit with today.
What Is an Energy Audit?
An energy audit is a comprehensive testing and evaluation of your home’s energy usage. Audits help measure a home’s current energy efficiency and identify the weak points (like the attic or basement) where upgrades will make the most significant difference in home comfort and energy use.
Energy auditors often use advanced building science technologies like blower door tests and infrared cameras to measure how heat and air move in and out of a home. Auditors will look at your historical energy bills, and many will inspect your HVAC system as well to get the best sense of how your entire home is performing.
When your energy audit is complete, you’ll receive a report that details the results along with suggested recommendations for home improvement upgrades. The goal is to develop a project plan to reduce energy waste, lower your heating and cooling costs, improve your indoor air quality, and make your home healthier and more comfortable.
Find an Energy Audit Contractor With the Clean Energy Connection
Many contractors offer energy audits, so how can you find the right company for your California home? The Clean Energy Connection connects homeowners with qualified clean energy contractors throughout the state. Our easy-to-use database lets you search for contractors by location, services offered, contractor name, certifications, rebate programs, and more.
The Clean Energy Connection is a 100% free service, and contractors don’t pay us to be on the list. Our mission is simple: to promote clean energy initiatives and the companies doing quality work to help electrify California homes and improve their energy efficiency.