Energy audits are even more effective with an infrared scanner.
The Canadian Federal Government’s ecoEnergy Retrofit grant has been cancelled as of March 31, 2010.
Want to know how much power your electronics use even when they’re turned off? I did, so I used the Kill A Watt to find out and then used a Smart Strip to reduce phantom load.
If you’re interested in cutting your home’s energy use (not to mention your monthly bills), you have to know where your energy is going in the first place, and much of it might be out the window (or through the door, roof or basement). An energy auditor can help you pinpoint your home’s worst insulated areas, discover air leaks and help determine your furnace’s efficiency rating so that you can figure out the best places to spend your money to make the biggest difference to your home’s overall use of energy.