As we start approaching the winter months it is important to take note on the condition of your home’s heating systems before the day you need them the most. Conducting a home energy audit is a fantastic way to make sure your home is maintaining its heating efficiency without costing you any unnecessary money.
If you are looking to save energy and reduce your heating bill, there are several simple tasks you can perform on your own to test the efficiency of your home’s energy consumption:

  • Check for any air leaks or drafts within your home. These can typically be found where two different materials in your homes construction come together or where your walls meet the floor and ceiling. Try to seal these air leaks with the appropriate material if you can.
  • Check your home’s insulation. If your insulation is less than the recommend minimum thickness you can be looking at huge amounts of heat loss, resulting in a higher monthly energy bill.
  • Check all of your heating and cooling systems. Make sure they get serviced at least once a year and replace any filters as needed. It is also recommended to consider replacing your HVAC system for a more modern energy efficient one if your homes unit is over 15 years old.
  • Make sure to check your home’s lighting as well. Examine all light bulbs in your home and replace older less efficient bulbs with more modern high efficiency, energy saving bulbs.
  • Make note of all the appliances and electronics that are in use within your home and calculate their estimated energy use. You can try to reduce your energy use from appliances by unplugging chargers when they are not in use.   Use electronics and appliances no more than needed, or if possible replace the items with more efficient models.

By following the steps listed above and performing your own home energy audit, you can start to take back control of your home’s energy efficiency. If however you still feel lost or have questions regarding any of the steps outlined above, please feel free to give the Comfort Air team a call. We are happy to answer your home energy audit questions!

Testimonials

5 Stars for these folks. Bradford came out on the nastiest day of the year and had us up and running again in short order. Knowledgeable, professional, fast and affordable. DO business with these folks !! You will not regret it.

-Ric K. Google Review

I was planning a heater upgrade and received a 24 month no interest offer from Home Depot. They sent me a list of contractors and Comfort Air was the only contractor that called me before I could call anyone else. The customer support, salesperson and installers were fast, competent and incredibly supportive. From the time that I contacted them until the heater was installed was fast and the new heater is a big improvement over what I had before. Highly recommend Comfort Air for fast, efficient and professional service. I feel comfortable that they will be responsive, should there ever be an issue with my new heater!

-Jolene N. Google Review

We would like to thank all of you at Comfort Air for the work you just completed on our home. We are particularly pleased that your company has both the equipment and training to diagnose the exact problem we were experiencing with indoor air quality. We are very pleased that with the remedy you suggested the problem is completely resolved. The installers were highly competent and a pleasure to have in our home.
Special thanks to Dmitriy for his work from beginning to end. He is surely a gem on your staff.

-Kyle H. Google Review

Bradford the technician has come to our home a couple times and is always professional. I especially appreciate the exceptional customer service in the office. Every time I call, no matter who answers the phone, they always help me and go out of their way to help me understand how to troubleshoot my thermostat/heat pump. Today, I needed to revise an appt time and Rosa called me twice today to make sure she set up the appt for a time that would work for me. Fabulous service!

-Mardi F. Google Review

Best experience!! Bradford was so polite and helpful. He really took pride in his work and did a great job on our fireplace. Will be calling Bradford again for help if needed! One of a kind worker!!

- Alexandra Call Google Review

Always very professional and the best value I have found. I asked for a courtesy text prior to arrival and they totally did. Definitely recommend Comfort Air

-Shae Rondeau Google Review

I've had a very positive experience with Comfort Air and Trane. The system was affordable, installed in one day and they have done great follow up! Thanks Johnny!

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