At a member's request, WCEC will perform one Residential Energy Audit to evaluate your home's efficiency. 

We will look over several areas of your home including insulation, proper air conditioning, and heating size, sealants around windows and doors, and many other areas that most overlook on a day to day basis. We also analyze your past energy usage. You will receive an audit report and ideas for areas to improve your efficiency. 

If you would like to request a Residential Energy Audit, call our office at 979-543-6271 or complete our Online Contact Form and mention Energy Audit in the message.

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The Home Energy Saver™ (HES) empowers homeowners and renters to save money, live better, and help the earth by reducing energy use in their homes. HES recommends energy-saving upgrades that are appropriate to the home and make sense for the home's climate and local energy prices. The money invested in these upgrades commonly earns "interest" in the form of energy bill savings, at an annual rate of 20% or more. HES also estimates the home's carbon footprint and shows how much it can be reduced. 

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There are many things that can affect your electricity bill. Here are the top five reasons reported to us by members explaining an unusually high bill.

  1. Weather - Extreme temperatures are the #1 reason for higher usage. Even if the thermostat doesn't change, the weather does. The larger the difference between your desired inside temperature and the outside temperature, the hard your system works to maintain your comfort. Changing the thermostat by just 2 degrees can help save money in the long run.
  2. A/C or Heating - As our appliances age they run less efficiently. Nine times out of 10 when a member reports an increase in their usage, it is due to their heating or cooling system. If the unit runs constantly or the heating element does not shut off, it can use a lot of electricity. 
  3. Ductwork - Sometimes the ductwork in our home can spring a leak. Animals are the usual culprit - they can create holes in your ductwork. Hot or cool air can escape, making your HVAC system work harder.
  4. Improper Ventilation - Your heating and cooling system may be working fine, but if the air filters are dirty it will have to work harder. Again, working harder means using more electricity. 
  5. Water Leaks - Water leaks will only affect those with water wells on their property. If there is a leak, your pump will run constantly causing usage to go up.