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Saturday, 7 September 2013
Sustainability at home: Audit your energy
Each day, energy and money silently leaks from your home via the walls, windows and sockets. Auditing energy is a useful way to understand where such losses are occurring. This can be undertaken by a professional or carried out as a DIY job. DIY is a cost-effective approach, using the last 12 months’ utility bills and a Home Yard Energy Stick by ENERGY STAR (or other auditing companies). In five minutes you can obtain comparative energy efficiencies of your house and similar houses across the country. Many companies will provide recommendations to follow through with to ensure those utility bills and energy losses drop.
A professional auditor can provide information on specific recommendations for efficiency in your home. To get started, visit energystar.gov.