Month: May 2019

Benefits of an Energy Audit

benefits of an energy audit

Have you ever wondered just how much energy your home is actually using? We might assume that our homes are airtight fortresses of energy consumption and don’t need any adjustment at all. But oftentimes, that’s not the case. Your home might be wasting much more energy than you first thought!

With an energy audit, you can know for certain where your energy consumption stands. A professional will conduct a thorough inspection to measure all the points where you’re not being as energy-efficient as you could be, and they’ll recommend strategies and solutions to fix that. Here are a few more benefits of an energy audit from the experts at Weeks Service Co!

It Gives You An Idea of How to Improve

The first step in any type of improvement is figuring out where your current baseline is at. That is, without understanding how your current situation looks, you won’t be able to figure out how to fix it. And that applies to anything, not just an energy audit.

But it also works here. An energy audit lets you know how efficient your home is at generating energy, and once you have an accurate reading in hand, you can then begin to take steps toward improving your home’s energy efficiency.

You’ll Save Money

First and foremost in the minds of homeowners who invest in an energy audit is figuring out how you’ll be able to lower your bills. And by understanding how your home is performing, you’ll be able to tailor your usage to help cut down on excess. Once you’ve adjusted your energy behavior, bills will logically begin to get cheaper.

The Home Gets More Comfortable

 After an expert performs an energy audit, you’ll know where the weak spots are in your home, so to speak. The areas that need attention will be glaringly obvious — perhaps there’s a leaky duct or a drafty window that is hurting your home’s energy efficiency?

Once you’ve fixed these things, then you’ll know what areas need more immediate attention to get your home’s comfort level back to normal.

Increases Your Home’s Resale Value 

Everyone, whether they admit it or not, is thinking about the potential of reselling their home eventually. And if your home is suffering from drastically low energy efficiency, then you might have a tough time getting someone to take a chance on your newly listed home.

But with an energy audit, that won’t be a problem. You’ll identify the trouble spots before a potential buyer can discover them, and you can nip the issue in the bud before anyone else gets a chance to notice them.

Weeks Service Company: Here for You! 

Whether you are in the market for an energy audit or just want to learn more about how one can help you and your family live better in a myriad of different ways, let Weeks Service Company handle it for you!

With our team of expert technicians, you’ll be in the hands of friendly professionals you can trust. Give us a call at 346-595-7575 for more information!

Stopping Surges in Their Tracks

One of the most frustrating things you can experience as a homeowner is a rogue power surge. These jolts of electricity can fry your expensive electronics, leaving you without critical appliances you may need to go about your routine. And while you can do a few simple things to try and avoid them, sometimes surges figure out how to attack your power grid anyway.

But that doesn’t mean you’re powerless to stop them (no pun intended). With a few smart tips and tricks, you can stop surges in their tracks before they have any chance to zap your much-needed appliances. Here are a few of the most successful ways to do just that from the electrical experts at Weeks Service Co.!

Unplug It All

The first and most obvious solution is also the most time-consuming and strenuous. Power surges funnel their way through your circuitry until they can pass through outlets and into your appliances, so the obvious fix is to remove that path completely.

If you unplug your appliances, the rogue surge has no road to travel down, so to speak. If the cord is out of the outlet, then your appliances are clearly safe. But you’ve got to weigh whether it would be worth it to go through your home, stopping to unplug anything of note every time a storm arrives.

Odds are, it probably isn’t. But if you’d rather live in safety and don’t need a ton of appliances, then it may work for you!

Point-of-Use Surge Protectors

This solution is probably the one you’re most familiar with. Power strips with surge protection are designed to let you consolidate several devices into one hub. That way you aren’t responsible for keeping track of a dozen different plugs in a handful of different outlets – you can put them all in just a couple spots, which you can switch on and off all at once with ease.

However, don’t assume this means you can load up all of your plugs into one surge protector and call it good. Even though these handy devices are designed to bear the electrical load for several things at once, even they will reach a breaking point. Make sure your voltage requirements meet the amount that a surge protector can handle before you buy them.

Whole-Home Surge Protectors

Perhaps you’ve experienced one too many accidental power surges despite your best efforts, or maybe you just don’t want to risk it at all in the first place. If that’s the case, a whole-home surge protector is the right solution.

These are installed in your circuit breaker or fuse box, right where they can stop surges as they enter your home’s electrical grid. It prevents the current from traveling to any of your devices and appliances, and some of the more advanced versions can even pre-emptively shut off power to more sensitive areas if they detect inclement weather.

Weeks Service Co.: Here to Help League City, TX Stop Power Surges Year-Round

Power surges are no fun, and we understand it better than anyone. When you need reliable service from friendly faces who will implement the right surge-protection solution for you and your family, give Weeks Service Co. a call!

We’re available at 346-595-7575, and we’d love to hear from you!