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How to save $100+ with a DIY energy audit
 

How to save $100+ with a DIY energy audit

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You don't need to be an engineer (or pay one!) to find out where you can save energy in your home. ...

You don't need to be an engineer (or pay one!) to find out where you can save energy in your home.

I delivered this presentation on 3/3/10 as part of Ignite Raleigh 2 at the Lincoln Theater in Raleigh, North Carolina. Additional commentary and explanations will be available soon at ecodesiac.com and renewabelle.com :)

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    How to save $100+ with a DIY energy audit How to save $100+ with a DIY energy audit Presentation Transcript

    • How To Save $100+ With A DIY Energy Audit
      • Jess Commins
    • Energy efficiency is seriously sexy…
    • Energy Audit 101
    • Energy terms you need to know… Btu – British thermal unit (measure of energy) Therm – on a gas bill (100,000 Btu) Kilowatt (kW) – power equal to 1,000 Watts Kilowatt-hour (kWh) – on an electric bill (power flow at 1 kW for 1 hour)
    • Bring Out Your Data! (this one’s not data yet…)
    • Is it hot in here or is it just you? 50% energy
    • Hot for water heaters… 20% energy
    • Get lit for less… 10% energy LEDs CFLs Inefficient Incandescent
    • Living off the plug… 20% energy
    • Assess your position. Energy data rocks!
    • Blow it out your house holes…
    • Cracks are whack.
    • It’s not so much the glass…
    • Doors have cracks, too…
    • Your home needs cushion…
    • Caulk it like you mean it
    • Weatherstripping: fun for all seasons www.ohdeedoh.com
    • Other energy efficiency quickies…
    • Uncle Sam wants YOU to save energy. Tax credits expiring December 31, 2010 Heating, Ventilating & Air Conditioning Insulation Roofing Water heaters Windows Doors
    • There’s only so much you can fit into five minutes… www.renewabelle.com www.ecodesiac.com