How to Perform a Home Energy Audit

  • Find and Seal Air Leaks

  • Buy an air leak detector: (Here\'s one for $24:

  • Check floorboards

  • Check windows

  • Check doors

  • Check the attic

  • Check insulation R-value or thickness

  • Check heating and cooling equipment

  • Change air conditioner filters

  • Check ductwork for dirt streaks

  • Insulate ducts and pipes that travel through unheated areas

  • Home Lighting

  • Replace bulbs with CFL bulbs

  • Instal or properly set dimmers

  • Find ways to use more natural light

  • Appliances and electronics

  • If possible upgrade to new energy efficient equipment

  • Unplug electronics while not in use

This checklist was created by earthday

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