Going green may be easier than you think this spring. Have your Orange County home’s energy efficiency assessed with the experts at Dial One Sonshine, and we’ll help you find ways to improve the environment and reduce your energy bill. A home energy assessment will take a room-by-room inventory of your home so that you can go green and save green this spring!
Preparing your home for assessment
When you choose to complete an energy assessment on your home, you’ll want to do a few things to prepare. Note any problem areas in your home, such as building condensation or poorly cooled rooms. You’ll also want a summary of your annual energy bills to establish a history of your home’s performance. You can also work with your energy auditor to analyze your family’s behavior, like the number of people at home, room usage, average thermostat settings, and more.
How the energy assessment works
When you work with the HVAC maintenance experts at Dial One Sonshine, you can expect a full report of the diagnostic tests conducted on your home. This home inventory includes a health and safety check (such as carbon monoxide and moisture levels), duct- and air-sealing opportunities, insulation quality, and your overall HVAC system efficiency. Our report also includes suggestions for how to improve efficiency further.
Going green for the environment
One of the most significant benefits of improving your home’s energy efficiency is the impact on our environment. Maintaining an efficient home with appliances that use less energy reduces the number of harmful emissions from power plants. This improves pollution in the air we breathe and reduces emissions that contribute to climate change. Energy efficiency also helps to conserve natural resources and improves conditions for future generations.
Saving green with better efficiency
In addition to going green for the environment, you’ll also save green on your energy bills. When you purchase an efficient air conditioner and keep up with routine maintenance, your unit will run more smoothly, and you’ll ultimately spend less on your monthly utility bills. And when your equipment is in top shape, you’ll spend less on emergency repairs and costly breakdowns!
Find more green on your tax return
When you invest in ENERGY STAR® products for your Orange County home, you may also qualify for federal tax credits on your next return. For example, an air conditioner with a Seasonal Energy Efficiency Ratio (SEER) of 14 or higher can earn you a tax credit of up to $300! Credits are also available for energy-efficient furnaces, heat pumps, water heaters, and even insulation and windows/doors.