Home Energy Audits in Charlottesville. When you’re looking at appliances nowadays, it all comes down to which one is going to save the most energy. However, it’s difficult to create efficiency if your home has some leaks or insufficient insulation. Good thing it’s easy to have someone come in and do a home energy audit to identify which areas of your home can be enhanced. Just call Beck Cohen in Charlottesville at 434-296-0129 or make your appointment today. Professional Home Energy Audit Our Charlottesville staff can perform a home energy audit for you. We’ll run inspections and tests inside and outside of your home. Outside, we examine your walls and joints, especially under the eaves. We look for a secure fit to make sure no air is getting in – or out – of your home. Inside, we measure your insulation in the attic and around your furnace and water heater. At the end, we’ll check the duct work for tight seals that trap in your heated or conditioned air so it’s released in the spaces you want. A blower door is an additional test that may be included in your home energy audit. This test locates and measures leaks using infrared cameras to figure out which areas may have insufficient insulation or air infiltration. When you authorize a home energy audit with Beck Cohen, we’ll map out where problems are and what your options are to fix them. Solutions may range from the low cost, such as changing your light bulbs to the more costly, such as reinsulating areas of your home or replacing an appliance. Our goal is to help you attain a more comfortable home, so call 434-296-0129 to schedule a home energy audit today. Charlottesville utility companies may also offer similar audits. Call your local utility company to find out more. DIY Home Energy Audit If you want to compare your home’s energy usage to similarly sized houses and families, use the ENERGY STAR Home Energy Yardstick. All you’ll need are your last 12 months of energy bills and relevant information on your house, such as the year your home was built, number of people living there and square footage.