Energy Saving Tips For Newburyport MA Properties

An energy audit can easily identify repairs that improve the efficiency of your residence. If your property is more than 5 years old, you should evaluate an energy audit. The following is basic information on energy saving tips for Newburyport MA properties.

Energy Audit Details

An Energy Audit analyzes different areas of your property. The fee for a professional audit can range based on the size of your home and the extent of the audit. They commonly cost a couple hundred dollars, although rebates are typically offered by utility companies or local communities. Professional auditors use a variety of equipment to measure energy use. Equipment such as infrared detectors can identify elusive areas of air loss and faulty insulation.

Energy Saving Tips For Newburyport MA Properties

Energy audits narrow in on reasons for heat loss such as drafty windows and doors. It can also include an assessment of appliances, the variety of light bulbs that you use, the efficiency of your heating system, the type of thermostat that regulates the heating system, insulation in floors, and water usage practices. Although some upgrades can be expensive, they often result in similar savings within a few years. The repairs can also increase the value of your home and make it more comfortable. Advice on selecting an auditor can be found at the US Department of Energy website.

Homeowners can perform a basic do-it-yourself home energy audit by identifying air gaps in obvious areas such as windows and doors. Outlets and pipes are other typical sources of air leaks. Caulking leaks can be inexpensive yet lead to tremendous savings. Typical best practices include purchasing EnergyStar rated appliances and high efficiency heating and cooling units. For additional do-it-yourself ideas, visit www.energysavers.gov. This guidance on energy saving tips for Newburyport MA properties was provided by John Wells at Wellsco Realty.

About Editor-John P. Wells

I am a resident of Newburyport and have worked in education, high tech and urban development. My interests in architecture and construction are invaluable to my clients. For more information please visit the Wellsco website.