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Tackling Your First Energy Audit

Having a professional come to your home and perform an energy audit may seem like a daunting task. However, walking with your certified energy auditor, asking questions, and observing their testing methods can provide valuable insight into your homes’ energy usage. These insights can help determine where you are losing energy and what steps can be taken to save you money and improve the comfort in your home. Be prepared before your audit with these tips: Take note of any concerns you may have such as drafty rooms, condensation or excessive dust
  • Compile your utility bills for the last year
  • Clear belongings from in front of furnaces, boilers, water heaters
  • Secure all pets
  • Answer auditor’s questions concerning home construction and family lifestyle
This video from the U.S. Dept of Energy shows exactly what to expect during a home energy audit. The average homeowner can save 5%-30% on their utility bill by implementing efficiency upgrades recommended by a professional auditor.

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