16 BuxMont members have already had professional energy audits to find energy leaks in their homes. Many more are planning to do so. This week, learn more about this valuable step and how it can help you enjoy the comfort and fiscal advantages of a well-sealed home. Those who rent or who have finished this process are invited to get involved with Green Sanctuary’s efforts to seal and weatherize the Fellowship. Just email firstname.lastname@example.org.
What is a Home Energy Audit?
All About Home Energy Audits (Department of Energy)
Benefits of a Home Energy Audit
Homeowners who complete a home energy audit and associated repairs can expect:
Lower Energy Bills – sometimes up to 30% lower!
Increased Comfort – get rid of drafts, cold spots and hot spots
Increased Home Value – every dollar saved in yearly energy expenses can add up to $20 to a home’s value
Uncovering Hidden Problems – home energy audits often uncover evidence of hidden problems such as moisture leaks, mold and infestations that can become very big problems if left untreated
Protecting the Environment – The average U.S. home uses twice as much energy as necessary, greatly increasing unnecessary greenhouse gas emissions.
What to Expect
How to Get Started
Many BuxMonters are happy to recommend the auditors they used. Email the Green Sanctuary Committee for more information or to have someone help you through the process. Several government and industry websites have been set up to help you locate service providers and take advantage of tax credits and other incentives (see links below). You can also find listings, reviews and special deals through a subscriber service like Angie’s List, or through a Google search for “home energy audit bucks county, pa” or “home energy audit montgomery county, pa”.