Do It Yourself Energy Audit
Below are step-by-step guides to conducting your own home energy audit. With a simple but attentive walk-through, you can spot many home energy wasters. When auditing your home, keep a checklist of areas you have inspected and problems you found. This list will help you prioritize your identified energy efficiency needs.
The potential energy savings from reducing drafts in a home may range from 5% to 30% per year; that’s a huge increase in energy savings — and comfort.
Take these 3 steps to locate air leaks…
Given today’s heating costs and the likelihood of future energy cost increases, your home might benefit from additional insulation, especially if you own an older home.
Go through these Steps for Attics, Walls, Floors, Pipes and Ductwork
Heating & Cooling Equipment
Inspect your heating system’s filters and set-up a replacement schedule. Generally, you should change them about once every month or two, especially during periods of high usage.
Inspect heating and cooling equipment annually — or as recommended by the manufacturer. Have a professional check and clean your equipment once a year
Lighting & Appliances
Energy for lighting and household appliances accounts for 10% – 30% of the average American electric bill.
A list of website resources to assist in your Do It Yourself Energy Audit