Every day, many of us pay more for energy than is necessary. Poor insulation, unsealed crawl spaces, drafty doors, insufficient vapor barriers, inefficient lights, aging appliances, and fossil fuel burning or electric resistance heating equipment vie for our hard-earned money, cash that we could save by investing in energy efficiency. In order to learn more about your home, its energy use profile, and the very likely options available to you to save money and reduce carbon emissions over the long term, a professional energy audit is your best bet.
Juneau will soon have a second auditor! Alaska Heat Smart (AHS) is working with the Alaska Housing Finance Corporation to assist AHS’ very own Trevor Luedke to become Juneau’s next home energy auditor. Additionally, AHS is developing an ‘energy assessment’, a scaled-down audit-like process that will analyze a home, looking for the most concerning heat loss areas and offering methods to improve them. If you are just looking to understand where to invest in energy efficiency for maximum effect, this targeted analysis, available for about half the price of a full audit, may be the path for you.
We’ll be updating this page as these processes come closer to becoming reality.