How to save money and energy with a home energy audit
Tips for increasing your home’s energy efficiency
With electricity prices on the rise, as a homeowner you’re probably looking for effective ways to reduce the amount of energy your home uses each day. A home energy audits could be just the right solution to your energy efficiency challenge.
When you’re looking to increase your home’s energy efficiency, you might want to consider smart appliances, LED lights or reverse-cycle air conditioners. For a better understanding of your daily energy usage, a home audit could give you the inside scoop on energy efficiency.
What is a home energy audit?
Also known as an ‘energy assessment’, an energy audit is basically a process that can help you identify where your home is losing energy. Based on its results, you will know exactly what steps to take in order to improve energy efficiency at home.
In general, there are three kinds of energy assessment as specified in the Australian Standards:
- Type 1 or Level 1 Energy Audit is a basic energy audit with lower technical accuracy but accurate enough for most households.
- Type 2 or Level 2 Energy Audit is a more detailed energy audit with good overall accuracy. This typically includes a detailed on-site inspection of all energy using equipment as well as a more detailed follow-up report.
- Type 3 or Level 3 Energy Audit is a high accuracy energy audit involving detailed investigations and sub-system monitoring. But bear in mind it can be more time consuming and costly. Of course, type 3 is only needed where specific, more complex, issues exist.
How a home energy audit can help you save money on your energy bill
As the name implies, a home energy audit is designed to help you as a homeowner achieve energy efficiency while cutting your bills. Energy audits can reveal a lot of things you probably didn’t know about your domestic energy usage such as:
- Old and inefficient appliances and that are drawing more power than necessary
- High consuming electrical appliances in need of repair
- Appliances with a ‘standby’ mode that are still using energy in this mode, and
- Other devices which are wasting energy, no matter the reasons.
Depending on these findings, a qualified electrician can advise you on the best method, temperature, mode or time to use an appliance.
Talk to Jaric Electrical for advice on your home energy audit
If you’d like some expert help with your home energy audit, the friendly team at Jaric will be happy to help you save money and energy while also reducing your carbon footprint. To find out more about a home energy audit, call Jaric Electrical at 1300 452 742 or get in touch with us online today.