By Sara Vinson, Sustainable Newton Co-Founder
My husband and I contracted with Energy Consulting Services to perform an energy audit of our home earlier this summer, and the findings were totally unexpected. We thought we knew our house and its weak spots in terms of energy efficiency/loss. However, the audit revealed problems we were unaware of and could not have discovered on our own. The information from the energy audit will guide improvements we plan to make over the coming months.
We were inspired to pursue the audit by my involvement with Sustainable Newton's Inflation Reduction Act (IRA) Committee, which is working to make the home energy financial incentives of the IRA more understandable and accessible for Newton County residents.