Electricity audits are important for the regular inspection of your electricity usage. An energy audit typically determines where you are wasting energy, and how much you could do to reduce that waste. More specifically it assesses your current usage of electricity in kilowatt-hours (kWh) per month, what your future usage will be, and what impact your current lifestyle has on your ability to provide electricity to your home. This article will discuss some of the key issues relating to energy efficiency, and the scope of an energy audit in general.
identify unncessary wastage
An electricity audit normally identifies three main areas: power efficiency, environmental performance, and carbon emissions. An energy audit will help you identify unnecessary wastage so you can quickly and effectively address the issues that are causing you to use more electricity than necessary, thereby doing as much harm to the environment as possible, and saving you money at the same time. For example, your electrical grid may be suffering from a combination of faults and maintenance, overloading, or even natural calamities like storms or floods. If any of these problems are identified and not resolved then they will significantly increase your monthly electric bill and therefore reduce your savings. Similarly, any maintenance issues identified must also be addressed, or your energy efficiency will be adversely affected, and even if you don’t notice the problem initially it will affect your future efficiency.
review gas and water usage
An energy auditor will also carry out a visual assessment and a detailed electrical assessment. The audited area will show how much electricity is wasted each month on average, which appliances draw the most power, which sockets are leaking power, and how many times per month your fridge stops working or your washing machine triggers the alarm. The auditor will also review the gas and water usage and analyze if any of them are inefficient. The overall efficiency of your property’s energy usage and reduction in consumption can affect the rating you receive from an Energy Assessor. As well as checking the condition of your appliances, heating and cooling system, the auditor will also check the condition of the boiler, whether the central heating system is in good condition and working efficiently, and the security arrangements for your property.
Energy Analysts can give you an impartial and independent view of the condition of your property and provide a cost-effective solution. With the benefit of being cost-effective, you will gain the peace of mind that your property is running at its optimum efficiency. You will no longer have to worry about excessive electricity usage as well as the impact it is having on your monthly budget. You will also know that you are spending less than you should be on your energy bills and on other costs associated with your property.
identify which costs more
Energy audits are essential for every flat and commercial property. If you do not keep an eye on the appliances and systems in your flat, you may spend much more than you need to, on maintaining the condition of your appliances and systems. An Energy Audit will help to identify the areas of the building which are costing you money unnecessarily. Through the use of the Energy Audit report, you will be able to identify energy-saving measures to reduce costs and increase the efficiency in which they are used.
A qualified and experienced Energy Auditor will carry out the audit using high-quality criteria. This will ensure that your services are of the highest standard and will leave you with peace of mind that the audit you commissioned is complete and accurate. Most auditors will use thermometers, hygrometers, and electric load cells to determine the efficiency of your appliances and power plant. The information you provide will be used to create a report which will be delivered to you. An Energy Audit will save you money by improving the energy efficiency of your building’s structure, air conditioning, and heating systems. For this reason, it is essential that you consider all of the options when looking for a company to carry out your Energy Audit.