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Should You Have a Home Energy Audit?

July 8, 2017

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Here are a few reasons to schedule a Home Energy Audit from Reeves Insulation today!

1. Wasting energy is costing you money.

The most obvious reason to get your home audited for energy efficiency is to save money. Utility bills aren’t cheap. Especially in the hot, humid Arkansas summer. You want to make sure all the precious cool air that your air conditioner is working so hard to fill the house with, stays in the house.

2. It’s important to keep your home at a comfortable interior temperature.

The temperature of your home can affect your sleep, productivity and mood. Everyone has specific temperature preferences for sleeping, studying and working. That’s why it’s so important to create an ideal environment inside your home.

One of the best ways to find an ideal interior temperature AND save money is to invest in a programmable thermostat. These thermostats can be set to turn on and off depending on when you will be home and when you will be out. This saves money by only controlling the temperature when you are home. This means you avoid wasting precious cool or warm air on an empty house.

3. Avoid wasting money on efficiency upgrades you don’t need.

Having your home audited by professional will tell you exactly where your home is losing energy. You can invest in better windows, more insulation and new energy efficient appliances. Without a certified professional you don’t know what your home really needs to be most energy efficient.

Get the most out of your energy saving budget. A professional energy audit will help you determine what to invest in.

4. The best way to find air leaks is with a blower door test.

How does a professional energy auditor tell you where your home is losing energy? A Reeves Insulation Home Energy Audit includes a blower door test. It sounds simple, attach a fan to a door to see how the air flows into your house. The results often surprise homeowners.

After closing all the doors and windows we attach a tarp fitted with a special fan to your front door. This sealed fan makes air leaks stand out while we scan your home with an infrared camera. We will walk around your whole house with an infrared camera to help you see the results of the test.

5. Once you know where your home is losing energy, you can start fixing the problem.

How do you fix a home that’s losing energy? By solving one problem at a time. Some efficiency upgrades are easy to do yourself. Some require more help.

Invest in energy saving appliances and electronics. A Reeves Insulation Home Energy Audit comes with six CFL light bulbs and an electric smart strip. You’d be surprised how much energy you can save just by upgrading a few minor things at a time. New light bulbs and power strips are just a start to a more efficient home.

Schedule your home energy audit today! Call us at 870-793-2623 or visit us at .

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Reeves Insulation has been in business, in the Batesville area, for over 30 years offering insulation, replacement windows, air sealing, and weatherization. Owner, Marvin Reeves started in the general contracting industry and his background has transferred over to Insulation and Home Energy Conservation, providing homeowners and businesses energy efficiency services to lower energy bills. Our business is family owned and operated and our goal is to provide you the best job at an affordable cost.