Home Energy Audit
Do it yourself
Home energy audit kits can help you learn how to make your home more energy efficient. Reserve a Home Energy Audit kit today from Red Deer Public Library or Red Deer College Library courtesy of The City of Red Deer's Electric Light & Power.
These kits include:
Kill-A-Watt electricity usage monitor: a tool that measures how much electricity is used by various electronic devices. It can measure electricity use both when the electronic device is turned on and when it is turned off.
- Calculates costs and forecasts by week, month and year
- Built-in battery backup
- Accurate to within 0.2%
- Operation manual
Fluke 59 MAZ infrared thermometer: this mini infrared thermometer checks the temperature of surfaces, which helps identify places in the home that would benefit from increased weatherproofing and insulation.
- Displays the minimum, maximum or average temperature, or the difference between the two measurements
- Requires 1 AA battery (not included in the kit)
Power Cost Monitor Elite wireless energy monitor: provides real-time information on energy consumption and cost for the entire household, to give big picture data on electricity use in the home. It shows how much money is being spent on electricity moment-to-moment, as well as which devices are costing the most.
- Attaches to electric meter
- Displays live electricity use in kWh or dollars or cents
- Requires 4 AA batteries (not included in the kit)
- Operation manual
Here are some more tools to help you do your own home energy audit:
Albertans use more energy in our homes than most other Canadians. In 2008 the amount of energy used in Alberta households was 31 per cent higher than in Saskatchewan and 38 per cent higher than the Canadian average, which can translate into increased costs.
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