What is an energy audit, and should I get one?


If you’ve been wondering why your energy bills are so high, or you’re looking for ways become more energy efficient and cut costs, it’s time to start thinking about booking in an energy audit.

What is an energy audit?

An energy audit is a detailed assessment of your energy usage and consumption. It is a systematic analysis carried out in buildings, such as the home or workplace, to generate a precise measurement of its energy output.

Energy audits often use a metering device to provide quantifiable reports. They are highly sophisticated to measure the total energy consumption of each individual appliance in the building or room.

In addition to offering calculative reports, energy audits also deliver a qualitative analysis of your appliances. They can identify the efficiency of your appliances and detect if there are any energy losses.

In order to gain the most benefit possible from your report, it is important to identify your energy objectives prior to having an energy audit. However, the level of detail you gain from an energy audit report may vary depending on the type of audit you book and who performs the analysis. For this reason, it is vital that an experienced professional carries out the audit to ensure you receive a detailed and actionable report you can fully understand, and gain the energy saving outcome you desire.


When do people require energy audits?

Energy audits essentially help to reduce your energy losses overall energy expense. So, although there are a few predominant reasons a person may book in an energy audit, the main objective is to gain an in-depth analysis of their energy flows.

You may require an energy audit for a building or system to:

  • Identify the source of energy losses and appliance deficiencies
  • Conserve energy
  • Reduce the amount of energy input into the system
  • Distinguish opportunities for improved energy performance, such as appliance maintenance, repairs or replacements
  • Examine current energy consumption prior to investing in a new energy efficiency system
  • Improve environmental quality and help save the planet!


Where can I get an energy audit?

With KAE of course! As mentioned previously, it is important to have a competent professional carry out an energy audit to ensure the job gets done right. We are specialists in electrical projects with energy efficiency as our top priority.

Our electricians cover all types of installations, maintenance and repairs to an extremely high standard. Your energy report will provide you with a thorough breakdown of your energy usage and identify all possible energy saving measures. We will also categorise each measure into an order of priority, their potential costs and prospective savings once each measure and/or investment is carried out.

If you would like to speak to our team about booking an energy audit, or if you have any questions regarding your electrical needs, please do not hesitate to contact KAE on 07 5445 2493.    


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