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Understanding How A Home Energy Audit Can Benefit Your Home

July 31, 2017

Having a home energy audit allows a homeowner to understand the general and specific patterns of energy consumption in the home. By understanding how energy is being used (and very often misused), a homeowner can identify different ways of reducing energy consumption.

With a comprehensive home energy audit, homeowners learn how to manage their energy consumption, how to reduce wasteful habits, and how to cut annual costs. By being more aware, every homeowner can understand how day-to-day actions affect energy usage.

The aim of a home energy audit is to make necessary improvements

A home energy audit will identify performance issues throughout the home. By having these performance issues resolved, the home performs better, and energy efficiency is improved. With Great Northern Insulation on hand, the results of a home energy audit can be easily translated into an action plan where repairs and retrofits can be made to improve performance issues.

  • Operational aspects of the home are assessed with respect to energy efficiency
  • Problem areas are flagged for further assessment and highlighted for resolution
  • Energy consumption and energy bills are analyzed for possibility of improvement
  • Patterns of energy use are profiled to determine the potential for positive change
  • Based on improvements, potential cost savings are identified and also quantified
  • Good reporting of audit findings will allow for viable action and implementation

After the home energy audit, Great Northern Insulation offers an action plan

The whole idea behind a home energy audit is to set the stage for improvement. For homeowners interested in making improvements to home energy efficiency, Great Northern Insulation offers an innovative new tool – it’s called My EnergyXpert. Going online, homeowners can use the software application as a stepping-stone to making meaningful improvements in the home.

My EnergyXpert is an inventive application that allows a homeowner to expedite a home energy appraisal with accuracy and reliability. This is an excellent first step prior to a formal home energy audit – it’s a detailed appraisal that identifies the various energy upgrades that could be made in order to improve energy efficiencies (with realistic cost savings of up to 25%).

When material improvements are made to energy performance and energy efficiency, the long-term savings, especially on heating and cooling, can quickly offset the overall cost of any repairs and retrofits. Indeed, with Great Northern Insulation, the home energy team can implement cost effective repairs/retrofits based on the recommendations as outlined in the energy audit.

Home energy efficiency is becoming more and more of a priority

Energy consumption and energy efficiency are becoming more and more relevant these days. In fact, in the coming years, homeowners will be required to show proof of energy efficiency when selling a property. Clearly, homes with better energy efficiency (and proof) will have better sales appeal. And for those who are selling, energy retrofits can be made before a home goes on sale.

To find out more about Great Northern Insulation visit the company website at www.gni.ca or call GNI directly at 1-800-265-1914.

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