Any member experiencing an unusually high bill or interested in energy conservation tips may request a free energy audit. A cooperative representative will come to your home or business and perform a walk-through audit and obtain additional information through a questionnaire. This information will allow the auditor to pinpoint problem areas and make recommendations concerning ways to reduce your electric bill.
Auditors use a variety of techniques and equipment to determine the energy efficiency of a home. Our energy audits include a walk-around and a walk-through to identify problems. Auditors do a room-by-room inspection and a careful examination of past utility bills. Thorough audits often use equipment such as blower doors, which measure the extent and location of air leaks, as well as infrared cameras, which reveal hard-to-detect areas of air leakage and missing insulation. West Florida Electric’s audit will not include these two aspects unless the initial audit results warrants doing so.
Before auditors visit your home, make a list of any problems or concerns you want to discuss. The cooperative’s energy advisor will have a summary of the home’s energy bills so you will not have to worry about providing this information. The auditor will use this information to establish what to look for during the audit.
Here are some quick facts about WFEC’s audits:
· Our energy audits are free.
· Audits consist of a home walk through with one of our energy advisors.
· The energy advisor will provide tips for efficiency upgrades to the home.
· Daily kWh consumption reports can be provided to members at their request.
If you would like to schedule an energy audit, please call one of our district offices or send an email to firstname.lastname@example.org.