If you own or manage a building, you naturally want to keep it in the best possible condition, and that includes making sure that it uses energy efficiently. When designing a new building, you have the option to put in as many energy-saving measures as you want, but what about improving the efficiency of an older building? The first step to making your building more efficient is to evaluate how much energy it’s using now, and the way to do that is with professional energy audits. In this article, our team at Belanger Engineering will go over a bit more about what energy audits are and why they’re important.
Essentially, energy audits are evaluations of how much energy a building is using, and how much of that energy is being used by each of its systems. One of the reasons that we at Belanger Engineering consider energy audits to be important is that they allow you to make informed decisions about which systems you need to work on first in order to make the biggest immediate improvement.
Another reason why these audits are important is that they include important safety evaluations, such as combustion testing on your heating equipment to ensure that you don’t have any gas leaks or carbon monoxide. Lastly, energy audits will tell you if you have any air leakage or gaps in your building’s heat envelope, which could be causing you to use more energy to maintain a comfortable temperature.
We at Belanger Engineering want to help you make your building the best it can be. If you are interested in our energy audit services, we encourage you to give us a call.