So, you’ve heard that getting an energy audit done on your property can save energy and even save money, but exactly how much is the return? There’s no doubt that energy audits can save you money, but is it really worth your while to have an auditor come out to assess your property? To find the answer to this question, you must first understand what an energy audit is, and what is does. Keep on reading to find out all the details you need to know, and figure out whether an energy audit is really worthwhile.
What Is an Energy Audit?
An energy audit is designed to assess the energy consumption of a building, and identify the areas for potential savings. An energy audit can help property owners understand the conditions that impact the performance of their energy operations, and provide them with ways to cut back on energy consumption, or suggest modifications or replacements of their current equipment to optimize energy usage.
Energy auditors will interview facility managers, inspect lighting fixtures, air conditioning units, heating and ventilation equipment, controls, air compressors, water consuming equipment, and any other appliance that consumes energy. After assessing their findings, auditors will then present a list of energy conservation measures to the property owner, as a guide on what changes they’ll need to make in order to cut back on their energy consumption.
How You Can Save Money by Getting an Energy Audit
Energy audits are meant to optimize the performance of equipment that uses energy, whether it is water, gas, or electric, and ultimately reduce the overall consumption of buildings. While it may take a significant investment to make the necessary changes, the reduction in your annual energy costs will return its value many times over. An energy audit will save you way more than observing simple eco-friendly practices like remembering to turn off the lights when you leave a room, or maintaining a neutral temperature in your building. Even though these habits can help with energy consumption, the conservation you’ll be able to achieve by employing strategies suggested by your energy auditor will show you a much greater reward. From replacing windows, identifying leaks, and suggesting more insulation and more, there are many ways an energy audit can work to put money back into your pocket.
How PL Energy Services Can Help
PL Energy Services is a premier engineering firm, focused on the reduction and conservation of energy. In addition to assessing the current setup of your building and your rate of consumption, we can work with your existing equipment and provide better controls, real time data tracking and reporting, remote diagnosis and control, as well as worry-free settings. By conducting energy audits, we’ve helped clients to collect over $2.4 million in energy rebates over the past two years—a number that’s constantly rising. We can help you cut your water, gas, and electricity bills by up to 20% a year. Contact us today to learn more about our energy conservation strategies, and to inquire about getting an energy audit done today.