Home Energy Self-Audit
9 pages
English

Home Energy Self-Audit

-

Le téléchargement nécessite un accès à la bibliothèque YouScribe
Tout savoir sur nos offres

Description

Home Energy Self-Audit ChecklistThis guide provides you with a simple, step-by-step process that allows you to assess the way you use energy in your home.By completing the attached checklist you will be able to identify areas where you can realistically make changes to the way you useenergy – and save!How to conduct your audit:1. Allow around one hour2. Work through the checklist from A to G, going from room to room3. Circle the description that closest describes the way that you use energy4. Add up your stars and add them to the Table H. Energy Action Summary ( = 1, = ½)5. Refer to the Suggested Actions Summary column and your Home Energy Audit Booklet6. Transfer the suggested actions to Table H. Highlight areas that you realistically think you can make changes and note the questionsthat you may have OR list the changes you have already implemented on Table I - Energy Improvement SummaryCitiPower Pty Powercor Australia LtdA. Water heating, shower, bath and tapsYour energy use is closest to…How do you use energy? Notes and suggested actionsHigh energy use Moderate energy use Energy efficientWhat type of water Electric storage Gas Solar, 5-star gas or If you need a new hot waterheater do you use? 0 heat pump heater, look at solar or 5-star gas systemsCheck your hot water 65ºC or more 62ºC 60ºC Australian Standards require hottemperature (1)* water heaters to be set at no lessthan 60ºC. Instantaneous gaswater heaters can be set to ...

Sujets

Informations

Publié par
Nombre de lectures 78
Langue English
Home Energy SelfAudit Checklist
This guide provides you with a simple, stepbystep process that allows you to assess the way you use energy in your home.
By completing the attached checklist you will be able to identify areas where you can realistically make changes to the way you use energy – and save!
How to conduct your audit: 1. Allow around one hour 2. Work through the checklist from A to G, going from room to room 3. Circle the description that closest describes the way that you use energy 4. Add up your stars and add them to the Table H. Energy Action Summary (= 1,= ½) 5. Refer to the Suggested Actions Summary column and your Home Energy Audit Booklet 6. Transfer the suggested actions to Table H. Highlight areas that you realistically think you can make changes and note the questions that you may have OR list the changes you have already implemented on Table I  Energy Improvement Summary
CitiPower Pty A. Water heating, shower, bath and taps
What type of water heater do you use?
Check your hot water temperature (1)*
What is your shower’s hot water flow rate? (2) How do you shower and bathe?
Is there insulation (lagging) on your hot water pipes?
Your total
(1)
(2)
Electric storage 0
65ºC or more
Greater than 15 litres per minute
Long showers and deep baths
None 0
Gas
62ºC
12 litres per minute
Showers only, shallow bath
Some (eg. the first metre only of the hot water pipe)
Solar, 5star gas or heat pump  60ºC
Less than 9 litres per minute
Short showers (less than 3 minutes)
Lagging on cold and hot pipes
Powercor Australia Ltd
If you need a new hot water heater, look at solar or 5star gas systems Australian Standards require hot water heaters to be set at no less than 60ºC. Instantaneous gas water heaters can be set to lower temperatures. Internal thermostats require adjustments by a qualified tradesperson. Set thermostats between 6065ºC. Turn off your system (including the pilot light) when you go on holidays Install a AAA rated shower head.
A bath can use over 100 litres of water. A short shower can use less than 30 litres Insulate exposed copper pipes with rubber tubing (lagging) which reduces heat loss before it gets to the where you use it. Pipes that are too hot to touch require lagging Total = / 11
If you don’t know your thermostat setting place a thermometer under running hot water closest to the water heater, then add 3 degrees if you don’t have lagging. This will tell you how hot the water is within the heater before it gets to your taps Capture water in a bucket in ten seconds, and then multiply the volume by six. Remember to use the water on your garden
CitiPower Pty B. Clothes washing and drying
What water temperature do you use?
How do you dry clothes?
Your total
Always hot or warm
Always use the dryer
Sometimes warm
Sometimes use the dryer
Always cold
Always dry on clothes line or on racks
Powercor Australia Ltd
Most of the energy used in washing clothes comes from heating the water. Change to a cold water powder/detergent. If you need a new washer choose an energy efficient unit with a cold water option. Fill your washing machine up with water from a tap and bucket before turning it on. Install aqualocks and tap aerators on washing machines. Front loaders are best Use the dryer less. Use an extra spin dry before using the dryer. If you need a new dryer choose an energy efficient unit Total = / 4
CitiPower Pty C. Fridges and freezers
Powercor Australia Ltd
Do you have a second Always running Only running when No second fridge or Use your second fridge fridge or freezer? neededfreezerOldonly when needed. units are less efficient that newer ones. If you want to upgrade, choose the most energy efficient version available. Install a timer on your beer fridge Where are your fridge(s) In a hot spot, exposed In a warm part of the In a cool part of the Locate fridges and and freezer(s) located? to direct sunlight or next househousefreezers in cool areas to cooking areas away from sunlight and stoves Check your fridge and Running at less than Frosts up occasionallyFridge does not frost The recommended freezer temperature (3) 3ºC upoperating temperature for a fridge is 3ºC to 5ºC and for freezers is 15ºC to 18ºC. Adjust the thermostats to achieve these temperatures. If you need a new fridge of freezer choose an energy efficient model Are your fridge and No air gaps on either Some air gapsFridges/freezers needPlenty of ventilation freezer well ventilated? the top or the sides spaces around fridge gaps to disperse excess and freezerheat. Wipe dust off exposed coils. Ensure door seals are in tact and doors shut automatically Your total Total = / 7 (3)To measure your temperatures place the thermometer at the back and bottom of the fridge and freezer for two minutes
CitiPower Pty D. Insulation, shading and draught proofing
Powercor Australia Ltd
Is your home insulated? No Ceiling2Ceiling and walls Insulation is measured by its thermal resistance. Install insulation Do you have shading on None SomeShades summer Well designed eaves shade north facing windows? sun onlysummer sun while allowing winter sun in. Alternatively, install external blinds/pergola eaves Do you have shading on None SomeWell shaded in Install blinds, eaves or plant east and west windows? summertrees that provide shade in the summer. Trim vegetation in winter to allow in more natural light Do you have curtains None Good curtainsGood curtains and Heavy lined curtains and and pelmets over living pelmetspelmets help keep heat in room window? during winter. Pelmets (covers over the top of curtains) are important to stop draughts caused by airflow between windows and curtains Are there draughts from Large gaps Some gapsNo gapsUse special door and external doors, window seals. Use door windows? (4) snakes. Seal around skirting boards, ceilings and unused vents. Close chimney vent flues when not in use Your total 0 Total = / 10 (4)Look for daylight under and around doors or use a lit incense stick and watch for the smoke to move around rather than rise vertically
CitiPower Pty E. Heating and cooling
How much of your home do you heat and cool?
Whole house
All living spaces
Only rooms that people are in
Powercor Australia Ltd
Only heat rooms that you are currently using. Close doors between rooms not being used
What do you use for Ducted whole of Single room heaterTo warm clothes Ducted air conditioning, electric bar heating? house or many and heaters and fan blowers can be very electric heaters occasionally to expensive to run. Wear warm clothes. warm rooms Turn heaters off when you go to bed. BestSet thermostats between 1821ºC. options are; solar, then gas instantaneous, then gas storage What do you use for Ducted whole of Single room air Ceiling fans and Ceiling fans can significantly improve cooling? house conditionercomfort and work well with airnight breezes sure you reverseconditioners. Make the fan direction in winter. Evaporative coolers are cheaper to run than refrigerative air conditioners. High efficiency, zoned systems and evaporative AC units are best. Set thermostats between 2527ºC What is your living 24ºC or more 22ºC20ºC or lessLowering the thermostat of heaters by room temperature one degree can reduce energy use by during winter? 10% What is you living 21ºC or less 23ºC25ºC or moreRaising the thermostat of cooling room temperature systems by one degree can reduce during summer? (5) energy use by 10% Your total 0 Total = / 7 (5)Place a thermometer near where you spend most of you time. If you can read the thermostat setting on your heater/cooler it may be different to the temperature where you sit to watch TV for example
CitiPower Pty F. Lighting
What types of lights do you have?
Do you regularly turn off lights?
Your total
G.
Incandescent or halogen lights 0 Lights left on all the time
Standby, cooking and other
Do you have a pool?
Do you heat your beds?
What are your main forms of cooking?
How do you turn off your appliances?
Do you have a computer? If so, how do you turn computers and screens off? Your total
Heated, with filter always running
Waterbed
Electric stove and oven
Turn on and off with a remote control Left on for long periods
Some fluorescents
Lights occasionally turned off
Solar, or not heated, filter runs for 6 hours a day and regularly cleanedElectric blanket turned on just before bed time
Occasionally microwave
Sometimes turn off at the wall
Use energy/sleep features
Mainly fluorescents
Lights are turned off when no one is in the room
No pool
No heating
Microwave and/or gas cookerTurn off at the wall most of the timeMonitor and PC turned off at the wall/ don’t have computer
Powercor Australia Ltd
Fluorescent lights use much less energy than incandescent globes or halogen “down lights” Fluorescent light can be linked to motion sensors to light come on when people come near them Total = / 2
Consider a solar pool heater and blanket. Keep filters clean. Salt water chlorinators can double energy use
Waterbeds are very costly to run. Make your bed each day to reduce heat loss if electric blankets are on timers. Turn blankets off as you go to bed Choose microwave and gas cooking. Ensure ovens have good seals. Place lids of saucepans and pots Appliances with standby modes are still using electricity. Turn these appliances off at the wall when not in use or install timers Most modern computers can bet set onto a ‘sleep’ mode when not in use for a period of time. Turn computers off at the wall when not in use. Screen saver does not save energy Total = / 7
CitiPower Pty H. Energy Action Summary
A
B
C
D
E
F
G
I.
A
B
C
D
Water heating, shower, baths and taps
Clothes washing and drying
Fridges and freezers
Insulation, shading and draught proofing
Heating and cooling
Lighting
Standby, cooking and other
Energy Improvement Summary
Water heating, shower, baths and taps
Clothes washing and drying
Fridges and freezers
Insulation, shading and draught proofing
From to From to From to From to
/ 11
/ 4
/ 7
/ 10
/ 7
/ 2
/ 7
/ 11 / 11 / 4 / 4 / 7 / 7 / 10 / 10
Powercor Australia Ltd
CitiPower Pty
E
F
G
Sources:
Heating and cooling
Lighting
Standby, cooking and other
From to From to From to
/ 7 / 7 / 2 / 2 / 7 / 7
Energy Australia website www.energy.sa.gov.au; Moreland Energy Foundation; Sustainable Energy Foundation of Victoria
Powercor Australia Ltd
)