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Performing a Home Energy Audit

If you’ve ever wanted to understand how much energy your home consumes, where it may be losing energy or why a certain room is too cold or too hot, a home energy audit could answer these questions—and more. Performing a home energy audit is a good place to start if you want to reduce your energy bill or your “carbon footprint”. An energy audit is simply an assessment of your home’s energy use. Its outcomes can help you decide what actions to take in order to improve your home’s energy efficiency, comfort, and worth. Performing a Home Energy Audit:  Types of Audits What type of audit is the best for your home and family? Depending on your concerns and what type of upgrades you want to make, you’ll have to decide if you need a basic DIY assessment or an advanced professional audit. There may be rebates available from your utility company,…