An energy audit involves a series of tests performed by a professional auditor to determine which areas of your home are running inefficiently. The goal is to identify cost-effective measures you can take to upgrade you home’s energy efficiency and ultimately help you save money on your utility bills and make your home more comfortable.
Energy audits in the Jacksonville area cost around $400, but the average savings discovered by an energy audit is $2,700 over the course of three years. If you’d like to get an estimate of how much money you could save in three years, check out our online energy audit tool, which is a quick and easy way to get a general idea of what’s going on with your home.
One of the reasons the Solar Thermal Loans program may be requiring you to invest in an energy audit before taking out a loan for a solar pool heater is that energy audits often identify really easy and affordable ways to lower your utility bills. Alternatively, a solar pool heater is great, but it will take much longer to receive a return on your investment. The energy efficiency world is starting to focus on the easy-to-fix issues found through energy audits because they’re the low-hanging fruit we should be eating up.