By: Brown Nutan

What Is A Home Energy Audit?

Conducting a home energy audit is an effective way to assess and enhance your home's energy efficiency. By evaluating various aspects of your home's energy use, you can identify opportunities for improvement and make cost-effective upgrades.


How It Works


The auditor will start by assessing the building envelope, including walls, floors, and ceilings. This assessment helps determine the insulation level and air sealing quality. 


The auditor will also conduct a pressure test to detect air leaks and areas with inadequate insulation. This test identifies specific areas of air leakage, such as around doors, windows, or electrical outlets, as well as areas with insufficient insulation.


The heating and cooling systems will be evaluated, including the furnace, air conditioner, and ductwork. The auditor will assess the systems' age, efficiency, and performance to identify opportunities for improvement, enhancing efficiency, and reducing energy consumption.


Additionally, the home's lighting fixtures and appliances are evaluated. This assessment focuses on the efficiency of light bulbs, fixtures, and the energy use of appliances like refrigerators, dishwashers, and laundry machines.


Once the audit is completed, the auditor presents a report outlining the assessment results and recommending energy-saving measures. These recommendations may include upgrading insulation, replacing heating and cooling systems, and transitioning to more energy-efficient lighting and appliances. By implementing these suggestions, homeowners can enhance energy efficiency and reduce energy costs.