Energy Audits Can Save Money

— Written By N.C. Cooperative Extension

How much energy does your home consume and is there a way to reduce your energy costs?  A certified home energy rater can examiner your home, room by room, and examine the home’s previous utility bills during an energy audit.  The energy rater can measure air leakage through large and small holes and cracks in the home and ductwork.  He will check for air leaks, check for adequate insulation, inspect heating and cooling system, and evaluate your home lighting.

Through an on-going educational program to help citizens save money by reducing energy consumption, Burke Extension Center is offering subsidized home energy audits in September by a certified home energy rater to qualified homeowners in Burke County with homes 2,000 square feet of less and 5 years old or older. The audits are provided by a NC Extension grant in partnership with the State Energy Office and will cost the homeowner $100.
Don’t miss this opportunity.  There are a limited number of audits available. To learn more, attend an energy conservation workshop on Thursday, August 9th at 5:30 p.m. at Burke Agricultural Building.  Call 439-4460 to register or for more information.

You can find publications about energy and the environment on N.C. Cooperative Extension’s website at
    * Energy Efficient Window Technologies, FCS-462
    * Energy Efficient Water Heating
    * Energy Savers – Home Energy Audits
    * Does Your Home Need More Insulation?
    * Automatic and Programmable Thermostats (11" x 17")
    * Weatherize Your Home – Caulk and Weather Strip

Eleanor Summers
Extension Agent
Family & Consumer Sciences