You’re sitting at home on your couch and you feel a draft of cold air. The first thing that might come to mind as the problem is your windows, but what if the issue is bigger than that?
Your house is a system of parts that interact with each other. Therefore, your issue could be partially related to your windows, but more likely your home may be under-insulated or warm air is escaping through cracks and gaps that you cannot see. This is where a home energy audit comes into play.
An energy audit is done by an experienced home performance professional, such as a BPI Building Analyst, BPI Energy Auditor or BPI GoldStar Contractor. These contractors are trained to use equipment such as a blower door, thermal imaging camera, and other health and safety testing devices. With these tools, home energy auditors can pinpoint any problems that could be wasting your energy, increasing your utility bills, and making your home unhealthy for your family.