Home Energy Audit Is The Best First Step

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If you’re inclined to look at your home and ask yourself, “what can I do to improve the energy efficiency of this place?” then it may be time for an energy audit.

I took the time to meet with Eric Van Orden from Standard Renewable Energy recently, and we did an energy audit of my home to get a sense for where I could improve efficiency.

The audit included a blower-door test, and the use of an infrared hand-held device to find out where I had leaks and insulation problems.

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One Response to “Home Energy Audit Is The Best First Step”

  1. Mike Rogers on May 16th, 2009 6:01 pm

    Good recommendations–there are a lot of simple things people can do. And there are deeper improvements the make homes more energy-efficient (and safer and more comfortable at the same time) . Regarding the home energy audit, it’s important to get the right audit–accurate and actionable and looking at the right things like duct leakage, air infiltration, and equipment efficiency and combustion safety and an analysis of utility bills. For a bit more background on audits and additional links, follow my post at http://greenhomesamerica.wordpress.com/2009/05/07/home-energy-audits-2/

    Thanks and good luck!
    Mike

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