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Earlier this week, Secretary Chu responded to a number of your questions about home energy efficiency. During the course of that discussion, it became clear that many of you are looking for straightforward ways to identify potential energy savings around your home. The Secretary pointed out several online tools that can focus your efforts and help you make informed decisions. Ultimately though, nothing can fully replace an in-depth assessment conducted by a professional auditor.

This week’s Energy 101 breaks down what goes into a professional home energy assessment and how it can help you identify and address the ways that energy escapes your home.

For more information on conducting a home energy audit check out our Home Energy Assessments page.

John Schueler is a New Media Specialist with the Office of Public Affairs.