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Highlights of the Carrier® Energy Experts Program

Published on: May 16, 2012

Regardless if you own a Carrier® air conditioning system or another brand, you can benefit from the Carrier® Energy Experts Program. This new home energy audit system was created by Carrier® to address the energy efficiency concerns of people in Athens, Georgia and elsewhere. If you are looking for suggestions on how you can improve your energy efficiency and lower costs, contact a local air conditioning company to request a home energy audit.

The first half of your home energy audit involves inspection, testing and analysis. An air conditioning technician who has been trained to perform a home energy audit will request copies of your utility bills for the last year. He or she is looking for a pattern of use as well as times when your costs seemed to peak. The next step of your home energy audit involves the air conditioning service technician inspecting your furnace, air conditioner, ductwork, smoke detectors, insulation and major appliances.

Testing your HVAC equipment and major appliances is the next step of the home energy audit. The technician will likely use sophisticated testing equipment in order to determine current levels of energy efficiency. During the analysis phase, he or she will diagnose specific problems. You should also receive a cost benefit analysis showing how much money you can save by making certain changes.

The second half of the energy audit involves recommendations, resolution and results. The service technician will provide you with a prioritized list of recommended improvements to make in your Athens home. It is then up to you to decide which of the recommendations to act on at this time and evaluate the results. The purpose of the prioritized recommendation list is to give you the opportunity to consider your budget while making decisions that affect the energy efficiency of your home.