Energy audits are a great first step toward lowering your heating bills and maximizing your Memphis home’s energy efficiency. Energy audits give homeowners a comprehensive "to do" list on how to improve make their home more efficient and which upgrades will be the most cost effective.
The audits involve several different tests to figure out how well your home is performing. One of the tests is a blower door test, and it identifies any areas of your home where air is leaking in or out of your home. Another test, the infrared scan, can alert you to any areas in your walls that are lacking insulation. There are several other tests auditors will use to check the efficiency of your ductwork, appliances and other areas of your home. Our online energy audit tool will give you an idea of what some of the tests might find, but in order to get the most out of your home, you should have a comprehensive audit performed.
Energy auditors in the Memphis area typically charge between $300 and $500 for a full energy audit. When homeowners act on an auditor’s suggestions, they typically lower their utility bills by 30 percent, which will save the average homeowner around $700 per year.