Energy Efficiency

Home Energy Audit Toolkit

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Would you like to know how you can reduce your household’s energy costs and save money on your energy bills?

Do you want to do it yourself – so you really understand how your home uses energy? Would you like some cost effective suggestions on what you can do to reduce your energy use? Well now you can! All you need to do is borrow, free of charge, aHome Energy Audit Toolkit.

The Home Energy Audit Toolkits (HEAT) have been developed through the Southern Tasmania Council’s Authority’sRegional Climate Change Initiative (RCCI) by the Hobart City Council. It is easy to access – all you need to do is visit the Tasman Council offices, show some id such as a drivers licence and you can borrow the kit free of charge for up to 2 weeks!

HEAT allows households to undertake home energy audits in their own time and space and provides practical and affordable suggestions on how to save energy and dollars on energy bills. HEAT Information sheets have been specially developed for Tasmanian households and conditions and compliments other home energy audit services and programs. HEAT will allow households to gain a deeper understanding of how their homes use energy that can lead to lasting behaviour change and real savings!

Each HEAT contains:

†   Power-Mate

Enables measurement of electricity consumption of all electrical   appliances with a standard 3-pin plug. Useful for measuring the electricity   consumption of appliances such as fridges; televisions, microwaves and   computers and their standby consumption.

†   Infrared radiometer

Used to check for leaks around fridge doors as well as checking   for adequate ventilation behind the fridge/freezer and the effectiveness of   ceiling insulation.

†   Stopwatch

Assists in determining flow rate of hot water from showers &   taps.

†   Silva compass

Assists in identifying: (i) the homes orientation for solar aspect   considerations and (ii) suitably orientation of roof aspect for hot water and   electricity solar panels.

†   Thermometer with magnet

Enables measurement of air temperature around houses, hot water   system, fridges and freezers.

†   Laminated instruction and   information sheets x 12

Developed specifically for Tasmanian households they provide   instructions on how to use the tools included in the kit and suggestions for   doable energy efficient actions for various appliances and/or activities.