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 EnergySavers.gov.