For Austin homeowners serviced by Austin Energy an ECAD audit is important for those who are selling their homes, as well as those who want a better understanding of how energy-efficient their homes are so they will know what steps to take to improve efficiency. ECAD stands for Energy Conservation Audit Disclosure and is an audit required prior to selling a property for homeowners within the Austin city limits. As spray foam insulation professionals, we know all about the factors that impact a home’s energy efficiency. Do you need an audit? We’ll help answer this question below.
Are you planning to put your home on the market? If so, the ECAD ordinance requires that those who live within Austin city limits and are serviced by Austin Energy in a residence 10 years or older must have an audit, which ultimately reveals how energy efficient a home is and what can be done to improve efficiency. Areas covered include windows, heating & air system efficiency, duct performance, weatherstripping, air infiltration, attic insulation and more. By being aware of the areas that are lacking, homeowners can make improvements that not only increase energy efficiency, but make their homes more attractive in a competitive market.
Owners of multi-family residential buildings such as duplexes, triplexes, fourplexes or condos with up to four units should be covered under residential ECAD. Condos or apartments with five or more units on a single property should follow ECAD Multifamily rules.
Even if you’re not selling your home, there are many benefits to having an ECAD audit performed. Making improvements that boost your home’s energy efficiency not only save you money on utility costs, they also make your family more comfortable. Enjoy improved indoor air quality and knowing your home has a higher resale value should you ever decide to put it on the market!
At HabiShield your comfort is our business. Our Austin insulation professionals are experienced and highly skilled not only in home insulation but for commercial, metal building and wine cellar applications as well. Let us help improve your home’s energy efficiency and comfort level!