Richmond, VA (PRWEB) November 26, 2012
The crisp fall weather is a reminder that chilly temperatures are on the way. As homeowners prepare to fire up the heating systems in their homes, their seemingly functional equipment could be wasting money, due to a lack of efficiency. Energy conservation can save 5 to 30 percent on energy bills which can translate into thousands of dollars a year for homeowners.
Tim Bryant, owner of Bryant Energy Services, will share some important advice for keeping the family comfortable this winter season while improving the efficiency of a home.
“Homeowners can resolve many of the problems keeping their homes from functioning at top efficiency,” said Tim. But before DIYers spend a load of money on supplies, they should hire a professional to conduct an energy audit of their home. “An energy audit can tell homeowners where it makes sense to put their time and money for the best efficiency,” said Tim.
A professional energy audit provides homeowners a thorough picture of where a home is losing energy and what homeowners can do to save money. The current systems are evaluated and checked for performance, this helps determine how much money the homeowner can save. Results will reveal what is good, what is bad and how to make things better.
Bryant Energy Services is 1 of 5 Richmond area energy auditors that participate in the Richmond Region Energy Alliance, RREA. Members of this alliance give grant money from the Department of Energy to residents who are looking to upgrade their homes making them more energy efficient. This credit will work as an incentive toward making recommendations listed in the energy audit. “Participants commit to making improvements that model 20 percent energy savings and RREA will pay $500 of their invoice,” explains Tim.
Common Problems that can create inefficiencies in home include poor ductwork. When forced air is not insulated or properly sealed, it will compromise the efficiency of the heating and cooling systems. Older homes are not built to meet current energy codes, which can cause air filtration issues so warm air escapes and cool air seeps into the home. Homeowners can clean dryer hose filters, dryer exhaust hoses, wash clothes in cold water and insulate heating pipes and the hot water heater to see an improvement in their home’s energy efficiency.
To find out more about this unique company, please call (804) 615-2145 or visit their website at http://www.bryantenergyservices.com.
About Bryant Energy Services
Bryant Energy Services is locally owned and operated with years of experience in home construction, energy auditing, and retrofit upgrades. Their work includes energy audits, heating and cooling upgrades, load calculations, duct leakage testing, HVAC repair, thermal imaging, and consulting services. Bryant Energy is one of the few unbiased third party inspectors in the market with a dedicated team of highly skilled professionals that fully understand how homes are built, how they use and lose energy, and how all the systems in the home work together to maximize energy efficiency. They proudly serve the Richmond, Virginia metro area including Chesterfield and Henrico Counties.