DIY Home Energy Audit

Questions you may want to ask if your are doing your own energy audit include:

1.    How old is my HVAC system?

2.    Do I have any incandescent lights left in the house?

3.    How old are my appliances and are any of them Energy Star certified?

4.    What is the R-value of my attic insulation? Do I even have attic insulation?

5.    Can I see outside light coming in through the edges of my exterior doors?

6.    Does air leak through my windows and/or exterior doors and cause drafts?

8.    Do some rooms get cooler or hotter than others?

9.    Is my thermostat right under a vent?

10. Do I have double pane, or Energy Star windows?


A home energy checkup helps owners determine where their house is losing energy and money - and how such problems can be corrected to make the home more energy efficient. A professional technician - often called an energy auditor - can give your home a checkup.