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Home Energy Audit
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 How energy efficient is your home?

A Home Energy Audit helps pinpoint where your house is losing energy and what you can do to save money. CenterPoint Energy's Standard Home Energy Audit is offered to customers at a significantly reduced price — 50 percent less than market value. During the Home Energy Audit, our certified energy auditor will:
  • Locate attic air leakage areas and assess weatherization opportunities.
  • Assess exterior walls, windows and doors.
  • Review heating, ventilation, air-conditioning and water heating equipment.
  • Check lighting and appliances.
  • Deliver a report detailing the energy-saving opportunities uncovered during the audit, along with your certified auditor's improvement recommendations.
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Heating and structural efficiency

  • Conduct efficiency and other checks of your space heating equipment.
  • Provide other simple energy-saving improvements to increase your heating efficiency, such as replacing furnace filters, etc.
  • Recommend ways to seal air leaks and generally tighten your home, including adding weatherstripping, upgrading insulation, replacing windows or doors, and much more.

Water heating and other efficiencies

  • Water heating. Review your hot water use and water heater temperature setting, and suggest ways to save energy.
  • Air conditioning. Suggest ways to improve the efficiency of your cooling system, including regular servicing and cleaning.
  • Laundry. Check water temperature settings, dryer use and other laundry practices for energy-saving measures.
  • Refrigerator/freezer. Show how regular cleaning and other simple changes can make a difference.
  • Lighting. Provide options and alternatives to save energy.
  • Natural gas consumption. Analyze the heat factor of your natural gas and review your consumption history.

Your energy audit will be conveniently billed on your CenterPoint Energy bill after it has taken place.

Standard Home Energy Audit, $100 

A comprehensive in-depth technical analysis of your energy use. This process takes a thorough look into your home's energy situation, providing detailed information for potential energy savings. It helps you uncover hidden problems and includes specific suggestions for improvements.

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Our Standard Home Energy Audit provides three valuable services that provide detailed information for potential energy savings:

  1. A blower-door test that uses calibrated fans and pressure gauges to measure and track airflow and determine the general location of air leaks.
  2. An infrared inspection that uses an infrared camera to further pinpoint the location of air leaks and moisture problems. This scan will help you develop solutions to attic bypass air leaks, the elimination of ice dams and reduction of overall conditioned air loss and energy consumption.
  3. A combustion safety test and carbon monoxide (CO) check that measures draft pressure when all exhaust fans are on to determine if flue gasses might spill into the house under similar conditions. CO levels will also be measured, if present.*

Your energy audit will be conveniently billed on your CenterPoint Energy bill after it has taken place.

*Tests cannot be performed on all heating systems.

Our Standard Home Energy Audit can provide information to help you with the following:

  • Moisture or frost in the attic.
  • Mold or moisture spots on interior walls.
  • Condensation on your windows.
  • Stains around ceiling exhaust fan(s).
  • Cold spots in areas of the house.
  • Inadequate or older insulation.
  • Ice dams on the roof.

It's easy to request an audit

Call 888-240-4123 to set-up a convenient appointment.

CenterPoint Energy’s Home Energy Audit is offered to our customers at a reduced price, which is less than half of the actual cost of the audit.

Making energy improvements

Our Standard Home Energy Audit is meant only to show you how you can increase the efficiency and comfort of your home and potentially reduce your energy costs. You are under no obligation to make the suggested improvements, and you can trust our auditor to be objective.