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Title: Home Energy Audits

URL: http://www.eere.energy.gov/consumerinfo/factsheets/ea2.html

Abstract: A home energy audit is the first step to assess how much energy your home consumes, and to evaluate what measures you can take to make your home more energy-efficient. An audit will show you problems that may, when corrected, save you significant amounts of money over time. During the audit, you can pinpoint where your house is losing energy. Audits also determine the efficiency of your home's heating and cooling systems. An audit may also show you ways to conserve hot water. You can perform a simple energy audit yourself, or have a professional energy auditor carry out a more thorough audit. Fact sheets, additional resources, interactive evaluation tools, glossary and technology reports as wella s links to suggestions for home improvements are provided.

Source: US DOE Energy Efficiency and Renewable Energy

Date of Publication: September 2005

Resource Type: Checklist - Classroom Materials - Web site

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