Home Energy Audits
Could You Benefit from a Home Energy Audit?
Whether you plan to stay in your home or put it on the market, a home energy audit can provide you with a thorough energy efficiency assessment and pinpoint measures you can take to optimize savings and improve comfort.
A participating professional energy auditor applying expertise and precise measuring instruments typically can:
- Perform blower door testing to pinpoint air leakage and severity
Assess present heating and cooling equipment's efficiency
Gather data to determine potential savings for each measure recommended
Determine presence of carbon monoxide
A list of qualified auditors is available to help you find a home auditor in your area.
If you're not quite ready for a full-blown audit but sense there may be areas in your home that could be improved, the U.S. Department of Energy offers a step-by-step guide on conducting a do-it-yourself home energy audit.
Using the link below, follow the directions for inspecting these four components of your home to determine the potential for energy savings or to decide whether a more thorough, professional audit is warranted:
- Locating air leaks
- Heating and cooling equipment
Do-It-Yourself Home Energy Audit