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Home Energy Audit

A home energy audit is a simple step-by-step process of assessing how much energy your home uses. Undertaking an energy audit will help you to identify ways to be more energy efficient within your household; helping to reduce your costs and greenhouse gas emissions.

Preforming a home energy audit involves conducting a diligent walk-through of your home to determine how you currently use energy and then comparing that usage to the most energy efficient practices. During an audit, you will be able to pinpoint where your house is losing energy and determine where improvements can be made, ultimately lowering your household's energy costs, and in turn, reducing your impact on climate change by reducing greenhouse gas emissions.

The Energy Division of the Department for Transport, Energy and Infrastructure has developed a do-it-yourself Home Energy Audit Toolkit. The kits provide practical tools and information to help householders discover easy ways to cut energy costs.  The kit includes:

  • Power-Mate (a small meter that displays energy usage, cost and greenhouse gas emissions for appliances)
  • Infrared thermometer
  • Room thermometer
  • compass
  • stopwatch
  • Energy Friends home energy auditing manual
  • Laminated instruction sheet
  • Copies of the home energy audit worksheets.

By implementing some of the opportunities identified, a typical household has the potential to reduce energy costs by hundreds of dollars per year, and reduce greenhouse gas emissions by 2 to 4 tonnes per year.

City of Prospect has a number of Home Energy Audit Toolkits available for loan at the Library. 

Prospect Library 
1 Thomas Street
 SA 5083

If you are a member of the One Card network, you can reserve your Home Energy Toolkit online today via the Prospect Library Catalogue, or by calling the library on (08) 8342 8170.   

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