Nobody wants to waste money, and no one wants to feel uncomfortable in their own home. Maintaining your home’s energy so that it is at peak performance can occasionally result in updates on your current system. Replacement windows and doors play an important role in the energy efficiency of a home, and one of the ways to see if they are doing their job is through a home energy audit. These audits help identify where your house is losing energy and what you can do to save money—according to the U.S. Department of Energy, you could save anywhere from 5–30 percent on your energy costs by making upgrades from a home energy audit.
But how do you know if you need one of these assessments? The best way to know is to ask yourself if you’ve noticed any of the following issues in your home:
- Drafty rooms
- Dry indoor air during winter months
- Walls and joints on the exterior of the home that do not have a tight fit
- Insulation that is falling down
- An increase in energy costs
Several of these items can be caused by unwelcomed airflow into your house through cracks, openings or other hidden passageways. By having your home go through an energy audit, you can lower heat loss in the winter and keep your home cooler during warmer months.
Another major factor in the energy efficiency of your home is its age. The older that your home is, the older your insulation is, causing irregularities in your heating and cooling. It is more common for older homes to have single-pane windows, as well, while double- and triple-pane windows are more efficient.
Having a certified energy auditor come and look at your home will find the root of the problem and offer tips on how to improve energy efficiency. The next step after giving your home an energy audit is to call our professionals at Pella Windows and Doors in Colorado Springs to fix or install your replacement windows and replacement doors.
In the end, a few home improvements could end up lowering your monthly utility costs. Performing these updates to your home after a home energy audit can keep you more comfortable and save you money. If you have any questions or know that your replacement windows and doors might need some tweaks right away, give our experts a call at (888) 883-8364 or book a consultation with us online. You can always visit our Colorado Springs showroom to speak directly to a Pella of Colorado Springs professional and look at your money-saving options.