Nearly half of the average home’s energy consumption is a result of the use of heating and air conditioning equipment. Our New Jersey summer heat and winter chill present a challenge to our homes’ and offices’ ability to maintain a comfortable temperature. One way that home and business owners can save money is to have their home or office assessed for energy efficiency. A home or office that is inefficient will cause an increase in the usage of our heating and air conditioning equipment, thereby raising our energy bills. Energy evaluations routinely uncover common problems that, when corrected, amount to considerable savings-often between 5%-30%. Here is a short list of the problem areas that energy evaluations target: Insulation value: quality of installation and coverage Appliances: efficiency levels, filters, age, and insulation value Doors and windows: air leaks and insulation value Exterior walls: air leaks and insulation value Air conditioning ductwork: air leaks and insulation value Typically, a report is provided so owners have the information needed to make informed decisions regarding potential energy savings. With a report in hand, owners then should consult a professional that can offer further advice on how to save. We at Pipe Works Services Services, Inc. offer such services, with highly trained technicians that have our customers’ best interests in mind. Feel free to contact us. We’re always ready to answer all of your questions about saving energy. Our goal is to help educate our customers about energy and home comfort issues (specific to HVAC systems). For more information, click here to download our free Home Comfort Resource guide. Pipe Works Services serves Chatham, NJ, and the surrounding areas. To get started, check out our website.