The East Grand Forks Water and Light now offer Subsidized Home Energy Audits to those interested in identifying what measures may be taken to make their home more energy-efficient. The audit will show the homeowner problems that may, when corrected, save you, the customer, significant amounts of money over time.
To see what an auditor will do during an audit, watch this video from the U.S. Department of Energy and it will show you what you can expect if you have an auditor come to your home.
Standard Audit - includes a Blower Door Test and a walk-through assessment by our Energy Auditor. The cost to the customer for this audit is $100 (actual cost - $200, but the Water and Light pays for half). The $100 charge is added to the customer's utility bill.
Infrared Audit - includes everything in a Standard Audit plus infrared scans that show surface heat variations and air leakage in building envelopes. The cost to the customer for this audit is $150 (actual cost - $300, but the Water and Light pays for half). The $150 charge is added to the customer's utility bill.
If you want, you can do your own Energy Audit by using this Online Energy Audit from the Department of Energy. It will help you identify the best way to manage your home energy consumption as this resource calculates home energy use based on a detailed description of your home, its appliances, and geographic location.