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Online Energy Audit

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Online Energy Audit


Your home is probably the biggest investment you’ll ever make. But if you don’t make it run as efficiently as possible, you’re wasting energy and dollars.


Let the Touchstone Energy Home Energy Audit help you manage your home energy consumption and help get a handle on electric bills. This online energy audit tool is sponsored by the U.S. Department of Energy as part of its ENERGY STAR program. It’s the first Web-based, interactive, residential energy calculator.


When you click onto the program, you’ll be asked to respond to a series of questions about your home, its location, the regional weather and your appliance use. You'll notice that some of the sections are very precise, asking about size and age of refrigerators, size and type of skylights, duct location, computer use and dishwashing frequency.


The information you enter will calculate home energy usage and estimate how much money you can save through a variety of energy-efficiency improvements.


The results pages provide customized recommendations, ranked by the time it will take to pay for them through lower energy costs.


The Home Energy auditing tool is based on a massive database of heating and cooling information from across the country, sorted by zip codes. 


Touchstone Energy's audit tool provides many practical tips on how you can save energy…and some bucks. Also, visit Together We Save for additional energy tips. Also be sure to check out the 101 Ways to Save Money and Energy Guide.