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June 27, 2018
How comfortable do you feel at home? Do you battle excess humidity and heat during the summer, or cold floors and high energy bills during the winter? For many homeowners, the solution to these types of issues is to continually adjust the thermostat; but what if you could make home upgrades that resolved these issues for good?
With the right diagnostics and home improvements, home comfort issues can be a thing of the past.
Common Causes of Home Comfort Issues
Discomfort can be caused by a variety of issues, but we’ve noticed some patterns in Northern Virginia and DC area homes.
Lack of insulation and air sealing tends to be the number-one cause of home comfort issues. Lack of insulation allows outdoor heat to enter the home during the summer and indoor heat to escape during the winter. This makes indoor temperatures unstable and forces you to keep your AC and heating systems running. Meanwhile, inadequate air sealing allows air to freely enter and escape the home year-round leading to indoor drafts and temperature fluctuations.
Leaky ductwork is another common cause of home comfort issues. Leaks in ductwork allow valuable conditioned air to escape, all while letting allergens and contaminants enter. This not only wastes energy and money but also compromises your indoor air quality.
Learn About Your Home with an Energy Audit
You wouldn’t expect to a doctor to give you a diagnosis without first completing a physical examination, would you? The same is true for your home. If you want to determine what’s really behind your drafty home or high energy bills, it’s important to schedule a professional energy audit.
During the energy audit, an energy efficiency professional will perform a thorough inspection of the interior and exterior of your home. This includes:
Safety testing for all combustion appliances
Furnace or boiler and water heater efficiency analysis
Blower door testing to measure air leakage
Infrared camera analysis to pinpoint problem areas
Basic duct leakage assessment
After the audit, you’ll receive an audit report, which includes detailed information about your home’s efficiency, pictures of problem areas, and recommendations for greater indoor comfort. Some of the most common recommendations include insulation, air sealing, duct sealing, and noise reduction services.
Get the Audit Your Home Needs with Home Energy Medics
Ready to diagnose the home comfort issues in your home? Whether you want to improve a specific room or design a comprehensive solution for greater overall comfort and lower energy bills, we offer an energy audit option to suit your needs.
With our full service home energy audit, you’ll get a full report about your home’s efficiency — along with a list of recommended upgrades that will work together to make your home more comfortable and energy efficient. If you want something like a full energy audit but do not need a full report about your home, you can always go with our consultation option. And for homeowners who want to target a specific issue or area in the home, there is always our flat fee estimate.