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ENERGY STAR Home Energy Yardstick

A drafty room, rooms that are too hot or too cold, and high energy bills are common issues for homeowners. A home energy assessment is often the first step toward making your home more efficient. It can help you assess how much energy your home uses and evaluate what steps you can take to lower your energy bills and make your home more comfortable. You can perform an energy assessment yourself, or hire a professional energy auditor to perform a more thorough audit.

  • The ENERGY STAR® Home Energy Yardstick will help you compare your home's energy usage to similar homes across the country.  You will need to enter some basic information about your home, such as age, square footage, number of occupants, etc.  It also is helpful to enter your last 12 months of energy bills.  If you don't have that information, contact your utility for a 12-month summary. 
  • By clicking on the rooms in the image below, you can view valuable energy-saving tips for every room in your house.

  • Professional Home Energy Audit - If you are looking for specific recommendations, consider participating in Energize Delaware's Home Performance with ENERGY STAR Program.  A BPI-certified contractor will use a variety of techniques and equipment to survey your home. Click here to view a sample audit video to help you understand what to expect during a home energy audit. You may also call 877-524-1339 to have one of our on-staff Energy Advisors contact you at any point.