Is your home ‘leaky’? Can you feel a cold draught even though all the doors and windows are closed tight?
Houston, we may have a problem! You could be leaking heat or cooling which is in turn energy wasted. How would you like more comfort less energy? Well, that is exactly what we need around here.
We recently had some rooms renovated, added another entrance added to our home, and it has been a long time since I have been in the roof to check the insulation. We also have other leaks that we probably don’t know about.
Previously I had draught proofed our home but as our area is known for movement, the concrete slab that homes are built on move over time. This has the effect of breaking the door and window frame seals that I had so meticulously draft proofed a while back with weather strip.
So, I need a company who could perform a whole home assessment to see what could be done to make my home more comfortable. Also I want maximum bang for my buck, with some targeted prioritisation and costing, so that I can make an informed decision.
Well, thankfully, there is such a company in our area, ecoMaster. ecoMaster is located in Gisborne, just north of Melton West.
This morning I bit the bullet and gave them a call. We booked a thermal efficiency assessment (aka ecoHome PLUS Assessment) and an assessor will be coming to visit on 23rd July at 10am. It is going to cost me A$380, but worth it if it saves me heating and cooling costs.
Hopefully they will have some cost-effective solutions for us to pursue.
I really want to make our home as thermally efficient as we can, and really keep the heat in during winter, and out in the summer. After the last Angry Summer, we certainly don’t want a repeat of last year again this coming summer. We would also like to keep the heat in a bit longer this winter.
This is going to be the season that we kick some Brass Monkey Challenge butt!