It's been really chilly lately and energy audits have been on my mind. Energy audits are pretty simple to complete yourself so I thought I'd post some resources.
- Do-It-Yourself Home Energy Audits from the U.S. Department of Energy.
- The Home Energy Saver can help you learn the best ways to save energy in your home.
- After your audit, if you decide to purchase an energy-efficient product or renewable energy system for your home, you should check to see if you're eligible for a federal tax credit. See current federal tax credits for energy efficiency..
Doing your own basic energy audit is not too hard, but if you do decide to hire a pro, I'd check around first see if you can get a free energy audit. Many local utility companies will come to your home and perform a free basic inspection or consultation. You may also qualify for a Weatherization Assistance Program – which provides low cost (to FREE) energy savings for families.