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How to conduct an energy audit of your home?
Posted on: Saturday, May 4th, 2013 at 12:45 am
If you are planning to conduct an energy audit of your home, then you have to follow certain rules. The energy audit is mainly carried out to see the energy used by your on daily basis or monthly basis. To carry out this audit, first of all identify the sources of energy consumption. This is the most important thing because if you leave out any of the sources, then the purpose of the energy audit won’t be fulfilled successfully.
Carefully note down the meter reading at the beginning of a day or a month. After the end of the month or the day you will get to see the amount of energy consumed in watt hours. Most modern meters even give the energy consumed in watts. If you get the energy consumption in watt hours, then you have to take care of the number of hours for which each of the appliances is running.
Noting down the energy consumption of each of the electrical appliances individually is also important otherwise you won’t be able to make the detailed estimate of the energy consumed by them.