See how your home measures up using the Home Energy Yardstick
The Home Energy Yardstick provides a simple assessment of your home's annual energy use compared to similar homes. In addition, the Yardstick provides insights into where you're using your energy; links to energy efficiency guidance from ENERGY STAR; and an estimate of your home's annual carbon emissions.
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Gain insight into how your home uses energy
Receive an estimate of your home's annual carbon emissions
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You can increase your Yardstick score by improving the energy efficiency of the features and or equipment of your home or by making changes in the way you operate your home to use less energy
Assess the energy efficiency of your home and see how it measures up:
EPA's Home Energy Yardstick provides a simple assessment of your home's annual energy use compared to similar homes. By answering a few basic questions about your home, you can get:
Your home's Home Energy Yardstick score (on a scale of 0 to 10);
Insights into how much of your home's energy use is related to heating and cooling versus other everyday uses like appliances, lighting, and hot water;
Links to guidance from ENERGY STAR on how to increase your home's score, improve comfort, and lower utility bills; and
An estimate of your home's annual carbon emissions.
Learn more about how the Home Energy Yardstick works.
See a sample results page.
To calculate your Yardstick score, all you need is some basic information about your home:
Your ZIP code;
Your home's square footage;
Number of full time home occupants;
A list of all the different fuels used in your home (e.g., electricity, natural gas, fuel oil); and
Your home's last 12 months of utility bills (usually found in the 12 month summary provided on your bill or through a Green Button file ).