Home Energy Audit

Locate Air Leaks

  • Air conditioners in walls/windows
  • Attic hatches
  • Baseboards
  • Door weather stripping
  • Electrical outlets
  • Fireplace dampers
  • Foundation seals
  • Mail slots
  • Pipes and wires
  • Switch plates
  • Window frames
  • Also check caulking/weather stripping for gaps/cracks/aging

Insulation In / On

  • Attic hatch
  • Attic over living areas ceilings
  • Basement under living area floors
  • Crawl spaces (seal air leaks/prevent moisture)
  • Floors in rooms over an unheated garage
  • Foundation walls in basements
  • Knee walls in attics
  • Walls (check for inadequate or settled insulation)
  • Also check for a vapor barrier behind attic insulation to prevent insulation-robbing moisture, also consider replacing old doors and windows with newer, high-performance ones

Heating / Cooling Equipment

  • Install heat traps on a water heater tank
  • Insulate furnace ducts
  • Insulate water heater and hot water pipes
  • Programmable thermostats
  • Also consider replacing older central heating, air conditioning and water heating units with newer, energy-efficient models


  • Replace halogen bulbs with other types
  • Use compact fluorescent bulbs
  • Use smaller wattage bulbs where possible
  • Also consider replacing ceiling fixtures with new technology, fluorescent models