Conduct a home energy audit

A home energy auditEnergy audit that also includes inspections and tests to assess moisture flow, combustion safety, thermal comfort, indoor air quality, and durability. can identify ways to save money.
The audit should cover moisture and air leaks, indoor air quality, insulation, combustion safety, and durability of building components. Audits may be conducted by inspectors who specialize in private homes, or through weatherization programs that often are funded by local utilities. A home energy audit won't save any energy, but carrying out the recommended improvements will. An infrared camera can hep identify heat losses.

Learn more in the Green Building Encyclopedia

Remodel Project: Deep Energy Retrofit
Remodel Project: Weatherization

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