News You Can Use from the Carrier® Energy ExpertsPublished on: April 25, 2012
As the leading name in the air conditioning and heating industry, Carrier® is always searching for innovative ways to improve the quality of life for its customers. One recent development that helps to promote this is the Carrier® 360 Degree Whole Home Energy Audit. This audit is divided into six steps and can be conducted by a professional air conditioning and heating company that is authorized as a Carrier® dealer. The first three steps of the energy audit involves identifying problem areas and the last three steps are concerned with implementing changes.
When an energy auditor from a local air conditioning and heating company comes to your home, he or she will ask a series of questions in order to understand your home energy concerns. Next, the air conditioning and heating energy auditor will inspect every room in your house to see the areas of concern first-hand. This involves looking at your air conditioning and heating system, ductwork, home insulation, water heater, major appliances and your smoke and carbon monoxide detectors. After completing the examination, the home energy auditor will take some time to evaluate the results. The first three steps of a home energy audit take approximately four hours to complete.
The second phase of your home energy audit involves recommendations from the energy auditor, receiving feedback from you and implementing the results. If your budget doesn’t allow you to make all recommended changes, the energy auditor should provide you with a prioritized list of what should be completed first. Once you have agreed to have upgrades made, a service technician from the same HVAC company will arrive at your home to begin the work. After the energy upgrades are in place, you should see a noticeable difference in your monthly utility bills as well as your level of comfort.