Energy Audit

One of the first things I would like to do with our house, if we ever get to buy it, is get an energy audit. I’ve read about energy audits here and here in house blogs, and I want one of my very own. I’d like to know what the professionals think would be a wise use of our resources. 

It looks like our electric company, Ozarks Electric Cooperative in Fayetteville, provides free energy audits and $5,000 loans for making certain upgrades, and others in the state do, too. (That last link has a nice collection of “Arkansas Homeowner Incentives for Renewables and Efficiency.”) I know that there are lots of things to do for a house besides gouge its eyes out replace its old windows — and many of them have a bigger impact on energy efficiency.  I want a checklist (and a house).

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One Response to “Energy Audit”

  1. Jennifer says:

    I wish OUR energy company would give free energy audits! They cost money here… they will refund it if you do all of the stuff they recommend… but I know that I can’t replace the old furnace currently, and it will take ages to recondition each window.

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