* A professional home energy audit is a way for homeowners to effectively measure their annual energy usage and expenditures in their homes. Investing in a home energy audit can lead to big savings through greater efficiency.
* An audit can pinpoint sources of energy inefficiencies in the home such as air leaks, lack of insulation, defective ducts, inefficient lightning and appliances, etc.
* Check with your local utility company to see if they provide this audit service and at what cost if any. You can also call an independent energy auditor for a comprehensive analysis. If your home is not using energy at its optimal effectiveness, they may recommend inexpensive ways to cut down on energy costs, as well as home improvement products that will help you save.