Raleigh Home Energy HVAC Efficiency Audit
If you dread opening that first electric bill of summer, you’re not alone. Most people in the Raleigh area see a huge jump in their utility bills during seasonal changes. While high utility costs may seem unavoidable as the mercury rises, there are ways to reduce your heating and cooling costs while keeping your home comfortable all year around.
Quality Comfort Services, Inc. can help you discover the inefficiencies in your HVAC system and throughout your home that lead to higher energy costs. Our experienced service technicians conduct a comprehensive in-home analysis to look for ways to improve your HVAC system’s performance while reducing leaks and inefficiencies. Your customized analysis will also include helpful tips and recommendations that, when implemented, will lead to a more efficient home and lower bills without sacrificing your comfort.
Utility Bill Analysis
Our service technician will sit down with you to review your past electric and gas bills and see where there’s room for improvement. We’ll determine how much your bill is affected by running your heat or air conditioning, which gives us a starting point for how we can improve the efficiency and performance of your HVAC unit.
Heating and Cooling System Efficiency
We will review your heating and cooling unit and test its energy efficiency ratio (EER) to see how it’s performing. They can take that information and compare it to its initial system ratings and determine if your system’s performance has decreased over time.
Our service technician will take an in-depth look at your home’s ductwork to look for signs of air leakage, undersized ducting and a lack of return air. These can all lead to hot and cold spots in your home, which cause you to run your system more to keep those spots comfortable.
We will also look for places where you may be losing air into crawl spaces and unused parts of the home, such as basements and attics. That will not only direct more heating and cooling through your home, but it’ll also reduce dust buildup in your ducts, which improves airflow and decreases allergens in the home.
Load calculations help us determine what size HVAC unit you need for your home. If you’re trying to cool or heat your home with an undersized unit, you may find it running for long stretches of time or unable to reach a specific temperature. You’ll see skyrocketing energy bills and your HVAC system may even wear out faster.
Our service technician will do a thorough inspection to determine how much heating and cooling your home needs. This includes looking at your room sizes, sun exposure, insulation value and windows.
If you’re ready to see lower utility bills without sacrificing your family’s comfort, contact Quality Comfort Services, Inc. to schedule your home energy audit today.