Finding a starting point from which to measure is often the hardest first step to evaluating the efficiency of your home’s energy usage. The U.S. Department of Energy is helping us evaluate our households and compare them to others across the country so that we may better understand how to begin to prioritize and conserve. You will need the following information to calculate your “score”:

  • Your last 12 months of utility bills
  • Energy sources from your home (i.e. natural gas, electricity, fuel oil, propane, kerosene, etc.)
  • The square footage of your home
  • 5 minutes to plug in the information and get your results!

Visit the website today to receive your totals, compare to others across the country, and get recommendations for improvement! Click here: Department of Energy’s Home Energy Yardstick