Science Man and His Environment/Energy/Energy Audit

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Below is a checklist for use in conducting an energy audit.
  1. Print out the checklist using the link below.
  2. Go around your home or dorm (home is preferred) with your checklist, going through each item
  3. In the checked column mark Y or N for each item
  4. If an item does not apply to you write N/A in the checked column
  5. In the comments column write any comments you may have. Be sure to include any changes that you may have done
  6. Below the checklist write a paragraph summary noting your conclusions on your use of energy

The purpose of an energy audit is to determine how energy is used in order to be able to save energy.

The most common method of doing an energy audit is to use a checklist. The following is a checklist for doing an energy audit.

PDF Version of this Checklist

Item Checked Comments Notes
All incandescant lights replaced with compact fluorescent lights CFLs are much more efficient
lights turned off when people are not in room
All appliances have energy ratings
Refrigerator door's gasket gives proper seal
Refrigerator coils are cleaned at least once a year Coils are located either behind or under the refrigerator
Refrigerator temperature is 3-5 °C Check using thermometer, you need to leave inside for 24 hours
Freezer temperature is -15 °C If separate freezer, than it should be at -18 °C
Appliancies with standby are unplugged when not in use Standby applicances use a significant amount of energy
Washer, dishwasher, and dryer are only ran when fully loaded
No leaking faucets
Air conditioning set at 25 °C or higher
Air conditioner filters are regularly cleaned
Windows and doors shut when air conditioning is on
Air ducts are not blocked and are properly sealed
Computer in powered down when not in use The monitor uses the most amount of energy
TV's, DVD's, printers, speakers, etc. are turned off when not in use
Trees an shrubs are planted to provide shade for the house