Everyone wants to have a comfortable home, which is why checking home energy performance is important. We spend a lot of time in our homes, so keeping them at peak efficiency while remaining comfortable for family and guests should be the goal of every homeowner. Home Energy Performance Consultation A home energy performance evaluation begins with one of Spencer AC and Heating’s experienced technicians learning everything there is to know about your house. The technician will determine if you have hot spots in your home that make you feel as if you are walking through a sauna each day, or if you have areas of the home where the children routinely create artwork in the dust, as well as other problems unique to your home. Thorough Inspection Once the technician gets information from you about areas of your home that need attention, the next step in the home energy performance process is an inspection of your equipment and insulation to see if there are any problems. In addition, the technician will perform a blower door test to determine whether your home is airtight. Leaks around doors and windows can increase your energy costs and cause drafts in your home. An airflow diagnosis checks hidden design flaws or blockages in your ductwork, and an air flow capture hood test determines how much of conditioned air is being lost to duct leakage. No homeowner wants to learn that they are keeping the squirrels on the roof cool in the summer, which is why these two tests are critical to any home energy performance check. Prioritized Plan Once the technician has completed all of the tests included in the home energy performance inspection, they will provide you with a prioritized plan for improving your home’s energy efficiency. The technician will discuss all the recommendations so that you can make informed decisions about how to improve the energy efficiency of your home. This home energy performance evaluation provides a comprehensive look at your home and how you can make it as comfortable as possible. After all, it is your home—you should live comfortably in it. For more information, or to schedule a Home Comfort and Energy Test, visit www.spencerairconditioning.com today. You can also connect with us on Facebook, Twitter, LinkedIn and YouTube.