Investing in a home inspection is an essential part of property ownership. By having an experienced inspector take a look at your home, serious issues can be discovered that may have been unsuitable for your current living situation.
If you believe there is no real change that can be made in your home, because of its age or size, don't count yourself short!
What are some of the benefits of a home energy audit?
- Finding hidden issues: If the walls of your home could talk, they may have more to say than anyone in your family realized. Dangerous issues can be uncovered during energy audits, such as finding mold behind a wall. By not maintaining proper ventilation, mold and mildew can build up, which if left untreated, can lead to serious health issues.
- Improved home comfort: If your house feels too hot or too cold, seems to hold smells for long periods of time or lets in unwanted critters, an energy audit can make a difference. An audit targets problem areas such as drafty windows or faulty HVAC systems, which can lead to better air circulation and temperature control. Issues with weatherstripping or holes in insulation can also cause pests to enter, which can lead to other serious issues.
- Increasing home marketability: A recent study published in the Appraisal Journal found that for every $1 decrease in energy costs, the market value of a home increases by $20.
Another obvious benefit, which may be the most important, is an energy audit's effect on the environment. By creating more sustainable means by which homes can operate, efficiency is enhanced and the amount of greenhouse gases is decreased.
Visit our website to learn more, or schedule an energy audit with Alban Inspections today.