Home Energy Audits

Home energy audits, also referred to as home energy assessments, are often the first step in determining whether and where your home is wasting energy. Audits also provide recommendations on measures intended to save energy and improve the efficiency, comfort, and safety of your home.

Home Energy Audits

Home energy audits identify how and where your home is wasting energy, which systems/appliances may be working ineffectively, and what actions you can take to make your home more efficient. Audits look comprehensively at all areas of your home, such as how well your home is insulated, the effectiveness of your heating and cooling equipment, appliance and lighting characteristics, any health and safety issues, and more. For more in-depth information on home energy audits performed by NYSERDA-approved contractors, visit the Building Performance InstituteLink opens in new window - close new window to return to this page..

Benefits of Home Energy Audits

  • Energy Usage. Audits help you understand how much energy your home is using, and which products or systems (such as heating and cooling systems) are using the most.
  • Unknown Issues. Audits can uncover hidden problems (such as leaky air ducts or uninsulated walls) that may be making your home less efficient and increasing your utility bills.
  • Health and Safety. Audits can uncover potential health and safety concerns (such as improper ventilation, which may cause mold and mildew growth and degrade air quality).
  • Opportunities. Once an audit is complete, you will receive a prioritized list of potential improvements to help determine where your home improvement dollars would be best spent.
  • Savings and Comfort. Acting on audit recommendations will not only help you save on your utility bills but also increase the comfort of your home by better moderating the temperature, eliminating drafts, and improving air quality.

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Next Steps After an Audit

Once your home energy audit is completed, you will be provided with a comprehensive list of recommended improvements you can consider to ensure your home is performing at peak efficiency. Start with the projects that best meet your needs and your budget and consider completing others in the future. There may be some improvements you can do yourself; others will require a professional to do the work. Get started today by exploring a list of qualified contractors.