Home Energy Audits in Bakersfield. When you’re shopping for appliances nowadays, it all comes down to which one is going to save the most energy. However, it’s hard to create efficiency if your home has some leaks or insufficient insulation. Good thing it’s easy enough to have someone come in and do a home energy audit to determine which areas of your home can be upgraded. Just call Hillcrest Air Conditioning & Plumbing in Bakersfield at 661-437-3499 or make your appointment today. Professional Home Energy Audit Our Bakersfield experts can conduct a home energy audit for you. We’ll conduct inspections and tests inside and outside of your home. We’ll spend time outside looking at your walls, joints and eaves. We look for a tight fit to make sure no air is getting in – or out – of your home. Inside, we look at your insulation in the attic and around your furnace and water heater. Finally, we’ll check the duct work for correct seals that contain your heated or conditioned air so it’s released in the rooms you want. A blower door test is another option that may be included in your home energy audit. This test finds and measures leaks using infrared cameras to see which areas may have insufficient insulation or air infiltration. When you undertake a home energy audit with Hillcrest Air Conditioning & Plumbing, we’ll show you where problems are and how you can fix them. Solutions may range from the low cost, such as changing your light bulbs to the larger cost options, such as reinsulating areas of your home or replacing an appliance. Our goal is to help you attain a more comfortable home, so call 661-437-3499 to set up your home energy audit today. Bakersfield utility companies may also offer similar audits. Call your local utility company to learn more. DIY Home Energy Audit If you want to see how your home’s energy usage compares to similarly sized houses and families, use the ENERGY STAR Home Energy Yardstick. You’ll just need your last 12 months of energy bills and relevant information about your house, such as the year your home was built, number of people living there and square footage.