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How a Home Performance Assessment Leads to Energy Savings

Posted by Paul Wadsworth on Mon, Dec 02, 2013 @ 01:45 PM

There are many things you can do to make your home more energy efficient, healthy and comfortable. One such thing is to seek out a home performance assessment. This is when a qualified technician performs a detailed analysis of your home. The process takes two to four hours to complete and involves the use of specialized equipment and diagnostic tools.

Benefits of a Home Performance Assessment

schedule a cleveland home performance checkThe primary goal is to show you where your home could use improvements to increase its performance and efficiency. By following the technician’s advice following an assessment, you could lower your heating and cooling bills.

Another benefit is being able to spot any safety issues. Potential issues include a cracked furnace heat exchanger or the dryer venting to the attic. These problems are uncovered in a home performance assessment so you can remedy them.

The final major reason to schedule a home performance assessment is to enjoy improved comfort. A leaky, drafty home is addressed during the assessment, and by making improvements in these areas, you can feel more comfortable at home than ever.

Common Improvements that Follow a Home Performance Assessment

The assessment is just the first step in improving your home. By following the technician’s recommendations, you can implement the necessary improvements to make your home more energy efficient, healthy and comfortable. The most common improvements after a home performance assessment include:

  • Home sealing to prevent drafts from coming in
  • Improving insulation for an added barrier between your home and the exterior
  • Duct sealing and repair to help heated and cooled air from the HVAC system get where it needs to go
  • Replacing leaky electrical fixtures to reduce energy consumption
  • Installing a fresh air ventilation system to help move polluted air out
  • Updating worn out or defective HVAC equipment.
  • Replacing windows with double- or triple-pane versions for improved energy efficiency

For more information about what’s involved in a home performance assessment, or to schedule an appointment, please contact P.K. Wadsworth Heating & Cooling today. We have experience serving residents in the Greater Cleveland area that dates back more than 77 years. 

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Paul WadsworthPaul Wadsworth is the President and Owner of P.K. Wadsworth Heating and Cooling. For 37 years, Paul has been providing heating and cooling services to the Greater Cleveland area. P.K. Wadsworth has been a trusted Cleveland HVAC service company for over 75 years. The company understand the area's construction and local heating and air conditioning needs. Paul has an MBA from the University of Michigan and a B.S., Industrial Engineering from Purdue University. Paul is the Chairman of COSE's Energy Advisory Council. He's been President of the Cleveland Air Conditioning Contractors of America and a founding member of the local chapter. Paul was born and raised in Cleveland and has been active in the local community. He resides in Cleveland, Ohio with his wife and two sons.

The opinions and statements contained in this article are for general informational purposes only and are not instructions. Only trained, licensed and experienced personnel should attempt installation/repair. The author assumes no liability for the opinions/statements made in this article. Any individual attempting a repair or installation based on this article does so at their own risk of loss.

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