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Do-it-yourself home energy audit

If you're not quite ready for a full-blown audit but sense there may be areas in your home that could be improved for energy efficiency, the U.S. Department of Energy offers a step-by-step guide on a do-it-yourself home energy audit.

The guide walks you through inspecting four of your home's areas to determine the potential for energy savings or to decide whether a more thorough, professional audit is advisable:

  • Locating air leaks
  • Insulation
  • Heating and cooling equipment
  • Lighting
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