Many variables can impact how comfortable and efficient your house is. A free home energy audit for GVEC members can help detect an array of unnoticeable problems. These problems can include air leaks or other issues that you may not notice just by looking at your electric bill.

Audit Your Home’s Drafts and Leaks

There are many places in a home where air leaks can occur. For instance, cold or hot air may make its ways into your house through a gap in a window or door frame. In some cases, conditioned air can seep from your home’s ducts and into the attic. Such leaks can have a significant impact on your heating and cooling bill but are usually easy to fix; they can be tricky to find, though. A home energy audit with a GVEC energy solutions specialist can identify such leaks and put a stop to them.

Does Your Home Need New or Additional Insulation?

While insulation can last for decades, it generally becomes less effective over time and does have a limited useful lifespan. If you live in an older home, it may be necessary to replace degraded insulation or to add additional insulation to what’s already there. Pests and excess moisture can also impact insulation effectiveness and useful lifespan, making replacement or supplementation necessary. An energy solutions specialist from GVEC will perform a complete inspection of your home insulation and determine if it needs complete replacement or supplement.

HVAC, Electrical, and Appliance Audit

Your GVEC energy solutions specialist will inspect the furnace, air conditioner, and other HVAC components to determine if they’re working as efficiently as possible. The inspector will also examine your home lighting and, where applicable, make recommendations regarding upgrades to more efficient bulbs. Our energy audit also includes inspection of your home’s refrigerators, freezers, and other appliances to make sure they’re in good working order and free of corrosion and air leaks.

There may be other improvements and small adjustments and fixes you can make that can improve your home’s efficiency, too. Your specialist will cover every base, examining all the relevant places and devices in your home where efficiency problems can hide. Our specialists even have an infrared detector to find leaks and abnormal energy use that’s invisible to the naked eye.

GVEC Energy Audits Are Free for Members

GVEC Home energy audits are free for Cooperative members. If you’d like to lower your energy usage and save on your bill, we can help. To learn more about GVEC’s free home energy audit for members or about GVEC Home products and services, or to schedule an appointment, call 800.223.4832.

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