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The Benefits of Conducting an Energy Audit of your Home

Electrical audit

A thorough electricity efficiency review with an electrician can help you save on bills and reduce your carbon footprint.

Winter is well and truly here. For most households, that means an increase in monthly bills as heaters go on to keep everybody warm. Wondering whether your home is as energy efficient as it could be? An energy audit is a great way to assess and reduce your home’s energy use.

What is a home energy audit?

During a home energy audit, an electrician will use tools like a digital probe thermometer to conduct a thorough review of your home’s energy use. They will tell you which appliances are particularly inefficient and which areas of your home are consuming the most power. You might be surprised where much of your energy is lost. It can be easy to overlook things like a faulty window seal or an old kitchen appliance that is using more energy than it’s worth.

On top of that, an electrician can give you a proper audit of the safety of your home. Old coastal houses like we have on the Central Coast (beautiful as they are!) can often suffer from sparky plugs, frequent short circuits, and other electrical faults. Electrical inefficiencies like these can increase your overall energy burden and cause serious safety issues. An electrician can advise you on the best way forward. Perhaps you just need to replace a few old wires in one part of your house. Or, maybe your home will need a complete rewiring.

What happens after the energy audit?

Equipped with this information you can choose how to proceed. Even simple steps like replacing your old light bulbs with energy-efficient bulbs can make a huge difference to your monthly bills. You might also look into improving the energy efficiency of your home in other ways. For example, you can install special window furnishings to improve energy efficiency. Replacing old appliances (old fridges are classic energy-sucking culprits!) can also make a massive difference to your energy usage, your monthly bills, and your home’s green credentials.

Find out more!

Delta Tech Electrical conducts energy reviews and audits of homes throughout the Central Coast, Newcastle, and the Hunter Region. If you find yourself surprised by your energy usage each month, or just want to know how you can reduce your household’s energy footprint, an energy audit might be the answer. Get in touch with one of the expert electricians on our team to find out how we can help.