Home Electrification (Part 3): What an energy audit revealed about our house

Author: Wei-Tai Kwok, Past President, Sustainable Lafayette


One of the first steps in converting our home from gas to electric was to understand how much energy our house consumes today, in order to properly size the future heating and cooling systems we planned to install, and to prioritize what work was going to give us the most value for our dollars. This meant that we needed to get an “energy audit” (or “energy assessment”) of our house.