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Old 10-02-2011, 09:54 AM   #1
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Is there a "better" time of year for an energy audit?


I'm wanting to have a energy audit done at the house to start conserving energy. The one I was thinking about they'll come in and do a thermal inspection along with sealing up your front door to check for leaks.

Is there a better time of year for this type of energy audit? It would "seem" to be better time in the hot summer months but not sure, what do you think?

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Good question. I don't have the answer, but if they do any sort of thermal imaging I would think cold weather would show more contrast.

The downside is they will then install that blower in your door and suck all your heat out.


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I'm wanting to have a energy audit done at the house to start conserving energy. The one I was thinking about they'll come in and do a thermal inspection along with sealing up your front door to check for leaks.

Is there a better time of year for this type of energy audit? It would "seem" to be better time in the hot summer months but not sure, what do you think?
No perfect time to do an audit, however, a 20 degree temperature differential from inside to outside will help highlight the insulation and air loss locations in conjunction with the blower door. Many of the newer IR cameras work quite well with only a 10 degree ^T, however, the more the better.

The blower door will blow (not suck) all of the heat from the home but it is a small investment to get proper diagnostic information on he home.

Where is the home located?
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I'm located in Florida. I was inspired yesterday when my wife and I went the home & patio show in town, that and our recent months electric/water bill of $480! I want to create a list of priorities and knock them out one at a time.
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The blower door will blow (not suck) all of the heat from the home...
Yeah, I know. Call it poetic license.
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