Energy Audit Home How To DIY

A do it yourself, DIY, energy audit begins by getting a feel for how your home is using energy compared to other homes in the area.

Energy Audit

Energy Audit
Energy Audit

Using your last 12 months of energy bills and an online comparison tool at EnergyStar provides data to compare use.

Even if you are not wasting energy comparatively there are always more ways to save energy.

Air Leaks

Air Leaks
Air Leaks

The incense test, (avoid flammables) using a lit stick of incense move it close to the walls along them.

Where the smoke wavers is where you have an air leak. Investigate the leak and seal it.

Insulation

Insulation
Insulation

Check you insulation in the attic and other areas.

If it is compressed or crumbling it is no longer effective replacing it can save you energy.

Furnace

Furnace
Furnace

Make sure that your furnace filter is clean. If it’s not, replace it with a new one.

Filters need to be replaced frequently during winter.

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