If there’s one thing that’s certain about Syracuse, New York, it’s that our weather can be extreme. We go from sweltering summer days with temperatures in the nineties to sub-zero winter cold with mountains of snowfall. In our climate, home energy efficiency is the key to comfort and saving money on heating and cooling bills. But how do you know if your home is as energy efficient as it could be? When you call Standard, we can provide a free home energy audit to determine exactly where you’re leaking energy — and money. Plus, we’ll test for home safety issues like carbon monoxide emissions. And we can make recommendations that will help you improve your family’s comfort and safety, while cutting your energy costs at the same time.
You may already suspect that your home has energy efficiency problems. There are a few signs to look for, like high energy bills, difficulty keeping your home warm in the winter and cool in the summer, and uneven temperatures from one part of the house to another. You might notice icy drafts in certain areas during colder weather. Ice build-up and large icicles along the edge of your roof can also indicate energy loss. If you notice any of these issues, your Syracuse, New York home could benefit from a free energy audit.
So what happens during the audit? One of Standard’s technicians will come to your home to identify the issues that are contributing to your energy loss, comfort and potential safety problems. Our auditors are certified by the Building Performance Institute and conduct hundreds of home energy audits in Syracuse, New York and throughout Central New York every year. We start with a visual inspection of your home, and then use state-of-art diagnostic equipment to pinpoint and evaluate problems. Using infrared scanning equipment, we’ll determine the best solutions for those issues.
Then we’ll sit down with you to discuss the results, and we’ll provide you with a written report of our findings. The report will include a list of our recommendations to make your home more comfortable, safer, and more energy efficient. We’ll even calculate an estimate of how much energy and money you could save with improvements. Some of the measures we suggest could be simple things you can do yourself, and some may include home energy upgrades that require professional installation.
If the home energy audit shows that your home needs professionally installed improvements, and you elect to have the work done, Standard can install the upgrades for you. Some of the most common measures needed in Syracuse, New York homes include air sealing, insulating, heating and ventilation improvements, duct sealing, hot water system and appliance replacement, and lighting upgrades. As part of your free home energy audit report, we’ll provide you with an itemized list of estimated costs for each option we suggest. Plus, we can help you get money to pay for the work.
Right now, there are subsidy and incentive programs available through utility companies and the state and federal governments that can help defray the cost of your home energy improvements. In fact, if you qualify, you could get up to half of the work paid for, up to $5,000, through the Assisted Home Performance with ENERGY STAR® Program. We’ll help you complete and file all of the necessary paperwork to make sure that you receive all of the various incentives that you and your Syracuse, New York home qualify for. Ultimately, you and your family will be more comfortable, you’ll avoid ice damage, and you’ll be safe from dangerous situations like carbon monoxide leaks. Plus, your home will be more energy efficient, so you’ll save money on heating and cooling bills. Many of our customers save as much as forty percent on energy costs. Your first step is to call Standard for a home energy audit. The audit is absolutely free, and there’s no obligation. Call us today at 800-738-1424.