How do I book an Energy Audit Kit or a radon monitor?
To book the DIY Energy Audit Kits or radon monitors please email or call Environment and Sustainability at 403-995-6316.
Please note, the kits and monitors are extremely popular, so book soon! Staff will provide you with the first available booking that suits your schedule.
What is in the Energy Audit Kit?
The Energy Audit Kit includes a thermal camera, a Kill-A-Watt Power Meter, a radon monitor, and a temperature reader. The kits are available at the Okotoks Municipal Centre for a 7-day loan free of charge.
A new easy-to-use thermal camera has recently been added to the kits!!
Please note that the manual for the kit has not been updated to include the new thermal camera, but a separate instruction leaflet is included. Thanks for your patience!
What kind of energy/electricity issues can be found using the kit?
The tools in the DIY Home Energy Audit Kit can help to identify electricity draining items in the home, check temperatures of appliances (I.E. is your fridge too cold and using more energy than it needs to?), monitor radon levels, and detect air leakage around windows, doors, and outlets.
Only interested in testing your radon levels?
There are 2 radon monitors than can be borrowed separately from the Energy Audit Kit.
What info is needed to borrow the kit or a radon monitor?
One piece of ID, and your utility account number are required to borrow the kits.
Is the Energy Audit Kit able to replace a professional home energy audit?
Nope. The Town would like to emphasize that although some important information and understanding of your home will be provided by the kit, the intention is not to exclude or replace the skills of a certified professional home energy advisor who will be able to provide a much deeper analysis of your home’s energy consumption, problem areas and a report of recommendations for improvements. The short term radon gas test is for information purposes only and does not replace the Health Canada recommended testing period of 3 or more months.
Where can I find more information on the tools found in the kit or on radon?
Additional information and instruction on the equipment can be found in the Related Links (located on the right side of the page).