What is a Home Energy Scorecard

Home Energy Scorecard

We met with Residential Energy Advisor, Seb Crangle, who came to our home for a Home Energy Scorecard. It was so interesting to see the thermal camera images of the vertical wall in our raked ceiling space where there’s no insulation. It was so much hotter than other areas.
 
We learnt that some simple and relatively inexpensive fixes including draft proofing and preventing air leaks up the chimney, plus enhanced ceiling insulation will make a big difference to the overall energy rating of our home. We now have a much better understanding of its energy performance during summer and winter, and where the majority of electrical energy is being used.
 
With this knowledge we can now make informed choices to create a comfortable living environment (cool in summer, warm in winter), save money on energy bills, and lower our carbon footprint. That’s a win-win-win!
 
 
Energy Scorecard Star Rating
Energy Scorecard - Seb Crangle and Debbie Bassingthwaighte
 

Why?

Would you like lower energy bills? Or a smaller carbon footprint?
  • Is your home cold in the winter and hot in summer?
  • Are you unsure about the actions you can take to improve your home’s thermal comfort, CO2 footprint and energy bills?

A Home Energy Advisor supports households to create low-energy homes without sacrificing comfort or necessarily buying expensive energy efficient technologies. 

This can help you:

  • Find tailored solutions for your specific home
  • Lower energy bills
  • Lower net carbon emissions and footprint
  • Create a comfortable temperature for your home year-round

The service can provide:

  • Energy bill analysis
  • Daily energy profile analysis
  • Home visit including consultation on goals and energy use behaviours and review of main appliances.
  • Discussion about options to reduce consumption
What is the Residential Scorecard?

The Scorecard is an Australia-wide tool designed to help households better understand the energy performance of their homes.  It’s a way of knowing where the majority of energy is used in your home by considering fixed appliances for heating, cooling and hot water, as well as the specific construction and design of your home.

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