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Do-it-yourself home energy audits

140 simple solutions to lower energy costs, increase your homes efficiency, and save the environment

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How is my duct system laid out? For leaky windows, you can often seal off a lot of the drafts around the window frame with silicone caulking. " Website operating problems contact.

Do It Yourself Home Energy Audit

See if you can rattle them, since movement means possible air leaks. 1 What is home air leakage? Furnaces, air conditioners and heat pumps should all be professionally inspected and tuned up every year. First, check for the existence of floor insulation often nonexistent — This is a simple matter of poking your head into the crawlspace or looking upwards at the bottom of your floor.

Where are your greatest energy losses? This means that the more you use each month, the more you pay per kilowatt each month.

A Home Energy Audit Will Really Open Your Eyes

A well-sealed home is an energy-efficient home. You could also make a small hole in a closet, behind a couch, or in some other unobtrusive place to see what, if anything, the wall cavity is filled with. Weeds, tall grass, dead leaves, tree limbs and other debris can restrict airflow, which hurts your energy efficiency. If you do not have wall insulation and you are interested in adding some, contact a professional insulation installer you can find them in the Yellow Pages under insulationfor an estimate.

While you can determine a lot without any additional tools at all, there are some gadgets that can make the job easier. First, make a list of obvious Do-it-yourself home energy audits leaks drafts. 2 Walls, Enclosed Cavities R13 Fiberglass, batts 3. Insulation Heat loss through the ceiling and walls in your home could be very large if the insulation levels are less than the recommended minimum. That way, when you turn off your computer, power is cut to the appliances that often drain a little bit of power all the time.

On average, the audit can take up to four hours to complete. Unfortunately, high duct leakage is very common. Before California banned the use of asbestos in homes in 1972, it was commonly used as a duct tape and insulator. This should be done year round. 3 Part 2: Analyzing Energy Bills 2.