Energy is a resource that everyone needs, and traditional methods of energy generation are continuously striving to become more efficient while remaining affordable. Energy conservation is even more essential in today’s economic climate, where we’re already paying enough for our utility bills as it is.
In our homes, energy conservation involves either using energy more efficiently or reducing the amount of power used. Making sure this can happen is achieved through the implementation of energy audits.
A home energy audit assists individuals in determining their household usage and energy flow. An audit can help you identify areas of your house where energy is being wasted and where consumption can be reduced to save money. A general assessment of your home is performed, and testing equipment is used to discover problems and analyze energy flow.
In this article, we’ll cover the SRP home energy audit, its benefits, its eligibility requirements, and how Autumn Air can help you in assessing your home energy efficiency.
What is an SRP energy audit?
SRP energy audit is a consultation with an experienced auditor who will evaluate your home and how it utilizes energy. An SRP energy auditor will examine your home’s appliances, lights, and heating and cooling systems.
The auditor will evaluate the efficiency of your present appliances and if one or more of them needs to be replaced and you qualify, the auditor will propose new energy-saving appliances and recommend SRP rebates. New ENERGY STAR® refrigerators, heat pumps, water heaters, washers, dryers, and dishwashers are eligible for SRP rebates.
The auditor will also educate you about additional SRP rebates, such as those for air conditioning systems, insulation, and duct sealing.
Depending on the size of your home, the evaluation takes about 90 minutes. Based on their results, your auditor will prepare a comprehensive report.
Why should I get an SRP energy audit done?
There are various benefits associated with an SRP energy audit. Here we have listed a few of them:
Improve your understanding of how your home utilizes energy: In general, energy audits assist homeowners in understanding how and how much energy their appliances consume. Appliances wear out over time and begin to consume more electricity than is required. It is very easy to overlook because energy consumption is something not visible to the human eye.
Get energy-saving tips personalized for your home: Following the assessment of your home, the SRP energy inspector will provide you with valuable tips that will help you save a significant amount of money. It could range from replacing a unit to modifying a component to get better overall energy performance.
Learn about appliance rebates that you may be eligible for: There are a number of rebates that you can enjoy as a part of an SRP energy audit:
- Insulation rebate
- Air-conditioning rebate
- Smart thermostat program
- Duct repair rebate
- Window treatment rebates
- LED lighting discounts
- Demand management system rebate
Get a free home energy savings kit: With an SRP energy audit, you are eligible to receive a free home energy savings kit worth $250. The kit includes the following products:
- Up to 25 ENERGY STAR® certified LED dimmable bulbs
- Up to two LED nightlights
- Up to two efficient-flow showerheads
- Up to four bathroom faucet aerators
- One kitchen faucet aerator
Free refrigerator: Users who are income-qualified* and have a refrigerator that is 16 years old or older (ENERGY STAR® models) or 12 years old (non-ENERGY STAR models) at the time of their evaluation are eligible for a brand-new refrigerator.
Am I eligible for the SRP energy audit?
For income-qualified consumers who are also eligible for the following programs, in-home evaluations are free:
- Special Supplemental Nutrition Program for Women, Infants, and Children (WIC)
- Low-Income Home Energy Assistance Program (LIHEAP)
- Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP)
If you are not qualified for these assistance programs, there will be a $49 cost for the in-home evaluation. After the assessment is completed, this cost will be applied to your SRP invoice.
How can I benefit from these SRP rebates?
You may save a significant amount of money on an in-person energy assessment, in which a certified contractor such as Autumn Air will do a thorough evaluation of your house and diagnostic testing to provide solid suggestions that will help you save energy and money.
Following an initial interview to learn more about your energy patterns and routines, the contractor will do a full-home assessment, which will include an evaluation of your home’s:
- Performance of heating, ventilation, and air conditioning
- Ducts of air
- Construction reliability
- Ceilings and other “hot spots”
Following an in-depth assessment, the contractor will provide suggestions for improvement and calculate potential savings. If upgrades are needed, your contractor will be able to complete the repair while also ensuring that you get any available SRP rebate to help offset expenses.
With this rebate, you will receive $100 off the cost of an audit performed by Autumn Air. The reimbursement will be applied to the invoice as an immediate discount.
Being energy efficient protects the environment and strengthens the nation’s economy as consumers will have more disposable income to spend on goods and services.
Energy audits are great ways to become power-savvy and save a substantial amount of money. A typical SRP audit can be performed within 90 minutes, depending on the size of your property, and is best handled by a professional energy auditor or a local contractor such as Autumn Air.
Autumn Air employs modern equipment and technology to pinpoint the source of the problem and offer remedies to make the home more healthy, pleasant, and energy efficient, keeping you ready for any kind of energy audit in Arizona.