• DIY Energy Audit Kit

Do-It-Yourself Home Energy Audit Kit

THIS PROGRAM IS ONLY AVAILABLE TO RESIDENTS OF OKOTOKS

We live in a very resilient and adept community with many residents that would like to tackle a home energy audit themselves. To accommodate these skilled Do-It-Yourselfers, we have put together a Do-It-Yourself Home Energy Audit Kit with the tools and basic instructions to provide enough information on how to conduct a basic home energy audit by yourself.  The kit includes an 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.   One piece of ID, and your utility account number are required to borrow the kits.

The tools in the DIY Home Energy Audit Kit can help to identify electricity draining items in the home, monitor radon levels, and detect air leakage around windows, doors, and outlets.

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.

Additional information and instruction on the equipment can be found in the Related Links (located on the right side of the page).

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 with bookings already placed 3-4 months in advance. Staff will provide you with the first available booking that suits your schedule.