Save money with a Home Performance Energy Audit in Sacramento

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A Sacramento Home Performance Energy Audit Can Save you Money and Increase Your Comfort

A SMUD home performance energy audit in Sacramento from the experts at McDonald Plumbing, Heating, and Air Conditioning takes the guesswork –and expense –out of measuring your home’s energy efficiency.

McDonald Plumbing, Heating, and Air Conditioning has teamed with Sacramento Municipal Utility District (SMUD) to offer thorough, detailed inspections of Sacramento area homes with an eye toward improving your home’s energy efficiency, conserving energy and saving money.

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Financial Incentives are Available in Sacramento for an Energy Audit

Sacramento Plumbing TechnicianMcDonald Plumbing, Heating, and Air Conditioning is one of a small group of HVAC contractors in Sacramento approved to perform a SMUD home performance energy audit on your Sacramento home. It’s easy to schedule, takes just a couple hours to complete, and could save you thousands of dollars in energy costs over the coming years. Potential rebates of up to $5,000 are available in Sacramento.

Those financial incentives make the SMUD home performance energy audit a terrific investment in your house. Call McDonald Plumbing, Heating and Air Conditioning today at to schedule a SMUD home performance energy audit. Our integrity and attention to customer service has made McDonald Sacramento area’s most trusted HVAC contractors since 1957.

McDonald Plumbing, Heating and Air Conditioning is conveniently located in Sacramento. We also serve the cities of Sacramento, West Sacramento, Midtown Sacramento, South Sacramento, North Sacramento, Carmichael, Citrus Heights, Natomas, Rancho Cordova, Gold River, Folsom, Fair Oaks, Orangevale, Roseville, El Dorado Hills, Antelope, McClellan, Mather, North Highlands, Granite Bay, Davis, Woodland, Arden-Arcade, Rio Linda, and Elk Grove.

How a SMUD Home Performance Energy Audit Works

ir-camera-photoSMUD home performance energy audits may be conducted by either a Home Energy Contractor, who assesses the energy performance of your Sacramento home and may implement recommended upgrades such as insulation or water heater repairs, or an Independent Energy Rater, who conducts the energy audit and makes recommendations but does not do upgrade work.

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Upgrades must be done by a qualified SMUD-approved contractor to qualify for financial incentives. Because McDonald Plumbing, Heating and Air Conditioning is certified through Sacramento Municipal Utilities District (SMUD) as both a Home Energy Contractor and an Independent Energy Rater, one call to us is all it takes to begin increasing your home’s energy efficiency and cutting your energy bills today.

Choose from Two Types of Energy Audits

Basic: Includes inspection of air sealing, weather stripping, attic insulation, hot water system insulation, and smoke and carbon monoxide alarm inspection. With basic audit upgrades, energy savings of up to 20 percent a year can be expected, along with a rebate of $1,500. A federal tax credit of $500 is also available through the Energy Star program.

Comprehensive: Includes all basic audit features plus inspection of thermal barriers, duct size and sealing, wall and floor insulation, air conditioner, furnace, water heater, cool roof radiant barrier and windows. Comprehensive audit upgrades can bring energy efficiency savings of 25 to 50 percent, along with a rebate of up to $9,000. An Energy Star federal tax credit of $500 is also available.

testing-register-ventsA McDonald Plumbing, Heating and Air Conditioning technician can conduct either type of SMUD home performance energy audits using the very latest in equipment and a “whole-house” approach, overlooking nothing. After a careful inspection, our technicians make recommendations, prioritized according to urgency, on how to reduce energy consumption in your Sacramento home. Some suggestions may be simple, such as sealing gaps around doors.

Others may involve repairing or replacing a furnace, for example. Once upgrades are done, a Notice of Completion is issued, which qualifies you for financial incentives. Check the utility’s website for more information on SMUD’s home performance energy audit.

Do You Need a SMUD Home Performance Energy Audit?

There are several ways to determine if your house can benefit from a SMUD home performance energy audit.

  1. Are allergies, asthma or colds common in your home? Indoor air pollution can be reduced with improved ventilation
  2. Are rooms drafty or musty-smelling? Rooms that are chilly or too warm are also one of the indications of inefficient cooling and heating.
  3. Is your basement damp? Moisture from a basement makes a home humid and uncomfortable.
  4. Is the furnace or air conditioner noisy or often-repaired?
  5. Do you notice mold or condensation in rooms? Moisture on windows is a sign of air leaks.
  6. Can you easily smell odors from the outdoors? Your home may require sealing.

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Call us at 916-233-4194 to schedule a SMUD home performance energy audit today. McDonald Plumbing, Heating and Air Conditioning is conveniently located in Sacramento. We also serve the cities of Sacramento, West Sacramento, East Sacramento, South Sacramento, North Sacramento, Carmichael, Citrus Heights, Rancho Cordova, Gold River, Folsom, Fair Oaks, Orangevale, Roseville, El Dorado Hills, Antelope, McClellan, Mather, North Highlands, Granite Bay, Davis, Woodland, Arden-Arcade, Rio Linda, and Elk Grove.

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