We’ve seen a big increase in interest in home energy “audits” over the last couple of months (of course, we approach every house this way—prescription and treatment without diagnosis is malpractice!). As such, it’s probably worth pointing folks back to some previous posts. Home assessments make a lot of sense—in fact they’re important—if they’re done right. I thought I’d take the opportunity to revisit that topic and highlight some additional related information.
- A good description of and information on what to ask for and expect with a home energy audit.
- The Wall Street Journal’s comparison of different types of audits concludes a professional assessment is worth it.
- A quick explanation of a key audit tool: the blower door.
- Why it makes sense to look at energy-efficiency first.