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Home Weatherization

A home energy audit is the first step to saving energy and money. Our Energy Saver 101 infographic breaks down a home energy audit, explaining what energy auditors look for and the special tools they use to determine where a home is wasting energy. Explore the <a href="/node/714616">full infographic</a> now.

A home energy audit is the first step to saving energy and money. Our Energy Saver 101 infographic breaks down a home energy audit, explaining what energy auditors look for and the special tools they use to determine where a home is wasting energy. Explore the full infographic now.

From air sealing to improving ventilation to adding insulation, home weatherization helps consumers save money by saving energy. Weatherization is also a growing industry in the clean energy economy, creating jobs for home energy auditors and residential contractors.

The Energy Department provides funding, technical assistance and online tools to local governments for their programs that save families hundreds of dollars on their energy bills. Through the Energy Saver site, the Department educates consumers about simple, practical actions that both homeowners and renters can take to lower their energy costs. 

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Resolve to Save Energy This Year
Looking for ways to save energy? Check out these tips that every homeowner should try. | Infographic by Sarah Gerrity, Energy Department. Updated January 2, 2014.

Instead of making a New Year's resolution, this year make a home energy efficiency resolution. For the second year in a row, we are sharing our top 8 tips to save energy and money at home.

New PSAs Help You Save Energy and Money

The Energy Department's new PSAs offer practical and simple actions that both homeowners and renters can take to save money on their energy bills.

Living Comfortably: A Consumer’s Guide to Home Energy Upgrades
A weatherization worker drills holes to blow cellulose insulation in the interior walls of this home. | Photo courtesy of Dennis Schroeder, NREL

A four-step guide to making your home more comfortable, energy efficient and healthy.

Estimating the Payback Period of Additional Insulation
Adding insulation in the attic of an existing home often results in a favorable payback. | Photo courtesy of Lieko Earle, NREL PIX 19612.

Adding insulation to an existing home often has an attractive payback period.