Home Energy Audit Checklist

Use the Home Energy Audit Checklist for a comprehensive assessment of energy usage within a household through inspection of all areas of the house.

Home Energy Audit Checklist



Exterior Of House

1. Are the gutters and eaves sealed and cleared of debris?


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2. Are the downspouts connected and sealed?


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3. Are the window and door flashings sealed?


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4. Are trees and bushes trimmed back?


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5. How many crawl space vents are there?


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6. Is the total net free area determined and cleared or baffled as necessary?


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7. Are the windows in the living room and dining room sealed and equipped with insulated glass?


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8. Are windows in the kitchen sealed and equipped with insulated glass?


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9. Are windows in the bathroom sealed and equipped with insulated glass?


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10. Are windows in the den/office sealed and equipped with insulated glass?


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11. Are windows in bedrooms sealed and equipped with insulated glass?


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12. Is the front door trim sealed and equipped with insulated glass?


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13. Is the back door trim sealed and equipped with insulated glass?


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14. Are the pipe and wire penetrations around baths sealed?


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15. Are the pipe and wire penetrations around kitchens sealed?


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16. Is the foundation sealed to the walls?


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17. Is the chimney sealed to the wall?


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18. Are small cantilevered areas such as bay windows, garden windows, or bump-outs insulated? What is the R-value of the insulation?


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The Ceiling Above The Heated Area

1. Is the attic hatch insulated and weather-stripped?


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2. Are the attic floors insulated? If insulated, what is the R-value of the insulation?


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3. Is the attic roof (sloped) insulated? If insulated, what is the R-value of the insulation?


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4. Is the dropped ceiling insulated? If insulated, what is the R-value of the insulation?


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5. Is the cathedral ceiling insulated? If insulated, what is the R-value of the insulation?


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6. Is the flat roof insulated? If insulated, what is the R-value of the insulation?


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7. Are the wall top plates insulated? If insulated, what is the R-value of the insulation?


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8. Are the attic side walls insulated? If insulated, what is the R-value of the insulation?


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9. Are any gaps blocked and sealed?


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10. Is the chimney chase sealed?


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11. Are duct penetrations sealed?


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12. Are pipe and wire penetrations sealed?


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13. Are recessed lights sealed and insulated? If not IC (Insulation Contact) rated, are they baffled?


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14. Is exhaust fan 1 in working condition, and is it vented to the outside?


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15. Is exhaust fan 2 in working condition, and is it vented to the outside?


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16. Are the ducts insulated and the joints sealed? If insulated, what is the R-value of the insulation?


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17. Are the hot water pipes insulated? If insulated, what is the R-value of the insulation?


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18. How many high vents are installed?


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19. What is the total net free area of high vents?


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20. Are high vents cleared or baffled as needed?


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21. How many low vents are installed?


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22. What is the total net free area of low vents?


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23. Are vents cleared or baffled as needed?


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Heating System (in Attic Or Basement/Crawl Space)

1. Are the furnace filters clean, and what is the size and type of the filters?


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2. Is the furnace equipped with sealed combustion, and does it have flame retention capabilities?


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3. Are the boiler pipes insulated, and if so, what is the R-value of the insulation?


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4. Is the boiler equipped with sealed combustion?


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5. Is the water heater's shell insulated, and if so, what is the water temperature?


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6. Are the water heater pipes insulated, and if so, what is the R-value of the insulation?


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7. Is the water heater equipped with sealed combustion, and does it have heat traps?


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Floor Below Heated Area (Basement Or Crawl Space)

1. Are the floor joists insulated, and if so, what is the R-value of the insulation?


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2. Are the rim joists insulated, and if so, what is the R-value of the insulation?


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3. Are the ducts insulated, and if so, what is the R-value of the insulation?Additionally, are the ducts connected and sealed?


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4. Are the hot water pipes insulated, and if so, what is the R-value of the insulation?


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5. Is the ground cover in the crawl space fully covered?


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Floor Below Heated Area (Garage And/or Cantilevered Floors)

1. Are the floor joists insulated, and if so, what is the R-value of the insulation?


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2. Are the rim joists insulated, and if so, what is the R-value of the insulation?


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Walls (Inspected From Inside)

1. Are spaces between the interior and exterior insulated? What is the R-value of the insulation?


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2. Are spaces between heated and unheated areas insulated? What is the R-value of the insulation?


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3. Are the pipe and wire penetrations around the baths sealed?


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4. Are the pipe and wire penetrations around the kitchen area sealed?


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5. Are switches and outlets equipped with gaskets?


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6. Are baseboards and wall fans dusted and kept 12 inches away from furniture and combustibles?


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7. Are the thermostat(s) in working condition, and do they have automatic setback capabilities?


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Doors/Windows

1. Is the front door(s) weather-stripped and sealed? Additionally, is the threshold weather-stripped?


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2. Is the back door(s) weather-stripped and sealed? Additionally, is the threshold weather-stripped?


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3. Are the doors to unheated areas weather-stripped and sealed? Additionally, is the threshold weather-stripped?


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4. Is the dog/cat door weather-stripped and sealed?


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5. Are windows in the living room and dining room weather-stripped and sealed?


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6. Are the windows in the kitchen weather-stripped and sealed?


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7. Are the windows in the bathroom weather-stripped and sealed?


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8. Are the windows in the den/office weather-stripped and sealed?


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9. Are the windows in the bedrooms weather-stripped and sealed?


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Fireplace

1. Is the damper tightly sealed when closed?


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2. Is the firebox equipped with a heat exchanger or fireplace insert, and is the insulated panel installed?


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3. Is the chimney passing through the ceiling sealed?


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