You do not have to be an energy audit professional to carry out a simple DIY home energy audit. With an attentive and planed assessment you can spot many problems that cause energy losses and make decisions about possible energy efficiency upgrades.
During a home energy audit it is important to have a checklist of areas that were inspected as well as problems identified. Once the energy audit is completed, a plan for suggested actions needs to be developed. The activity plan needs to incorporate an estimate of how much you need to spend for each conservation measure.
During a DIY home energy audit, it is best to start with no- and low-cost improvements that can be implemented immediately. Small changes in habits can drastically reduce your energy bills.
Other upgrades, that require higher investment, will pay for themselves overtime in saved energy. You may need to use professional services or contact your local utility to assist you estimate the payback time of each upgrade measure.
Incentives and grants may be available in your area to help you make your home more energy efficient without having to pay full price.
You can safely download the energy audit checklist in PDF format from our website.