Energy 101: Home Energy Checkup (Video)

A home energy checkup helps owners determine where their house is losing energy and money—and how such problems can be corrected to make the home more energy efficient. A professional technician—often called an energy auditor—can give your home a checkup. You can also do some of the steps yourself. Items shown here include checking for leaks, examining insulation, inspecting the furnace and ductwork, performing a blower door test, and using an infrared camera.

For more information on home assessments from the Office of Energy Efficiency and Renewable Energy, visit the Home Energy Assessments page on

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