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Jonas Daltry / Floyd McManus / 1 Mar 2019
Home Energy AuditConducted on1st Mar, 2019BySafetyCulture Staff
Inspection score
73.68%
Failed items
10
Created actions
0
Site
Sydney
Client / Site
Jonas Daltry
Conducted on

1st Mar, 2019

3:14 PM +08

Prepared by
Floyd McManus
Failed items
10
Inspection / Equipment & Appliances / Lighting Systems - External
Garage
Inefficient
Notes
A tungsten light bulb is still being used in the garage. This should be replaced by energy efficient alternatives such as CFLs or LEDs since this consumes plenty of power.
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Inspection / Equipment & Appliances / Lighting Systems - Internal
Basement
Inefficient
Notes
An incandescent light bulb is still being used in the basement. I recommend to have it replaced with CFL or LED bulbs since these are more efficient.
Inspection / Equipment & Appliances / Lighting Systems - Internal
Attic
Inefficient
Notes
An incandescent bulb is still used as the main light source, same as with the garage and basement. Have it replaced with CFL or LED bulbs to reduce energy costs.
Inspection / Heating, Ventilation, and Air Conditioning (HVAC)
Air conditioner
Inefficient
Notes
The air conditioner in the living room is an old unit of more than 10 years old. The air filter seems to have been clogged for some time now and there are signs of compressor damage. A new air conditioner with Energy Star certification would be more efficient in this case.
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Inspection / Electrical Appliances
TV set
Inefficient
Notes
An old CRT TV is still used regularly in one bedroom. I would recommend to have it replaced with a LED TV since CRTs are inefficient and would cost more longterm.
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Inspection / Home Composition
Attic
Inefficient
Notes
Attic is improperly insulated with fiberglass batts. Spray foam is the best option for attic insulation. I would recommend to get a professional to install closed-cell spray foam if the budget will allow. If not, open-cell spray foam is more affordable and is also effective if installed properly.
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Inspection / Energy Consumption Habits
Are appliances and equipment turned off and unplugged when not in use?
No
Notes
Computers are kept running 24/7. Only computer monitors are turned off. TV sets, air conditioners, and microwave ovens are kept plugged in even when not in use.
Inspection / Energy Consumption Habits
Are lights turned off at the end of the day?
No
Notes
Porch, yard, and living room lights stay on even when everyone is asleep.
Inspection / Energy Consumption Habits
Are doors and windows closed when the air conditioner/heater is working?
No
Notes
Only the screen on the front door is closed which does not prevent cold from leaving the house.
Inspection / Energy Consumption Habits
Is it possible to switch to solar energy?
No
Notes
Solar panels are not within the family's budget at this time.
Inspection
10
73.68%
Equipment & Appliances
76.92%
Instructions: 1. Based on inspection, select whether an equipment or appliance is "efficient" or "inefficient". 2. Include notes to explain your findings and recommendations to improve efficiency and reduce energy costs. Check lighting systems, HVAC Systems, and Electrical Appliances for energy efficiency, and recommend possible improvements to cut energy costs.
Equipment & Appliances / Lighting Systems - External
1
66.67%
Porch
Efficient
Garage
Inefficient
Notes
A tungsten light bulb is still being used in the garage. This should be replaced by energy efficient alternatives such as CFLs or LEDs since this consumes plenty of power.
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Yard
Efficient
Notes
The porch and yard lighting systems have recently been updated to use energy efficient LED bulbs. The garage, however, still uses a tungsten bulb. It's better to use CFL or LED bulbs to save more on electrical bills.
Equipment & Appliances / Lighting Systems - Internal
2
80.00%
Living room
Efficient
Dining room
Efficient
Kitchen
Efficient
Basement
Inefficient
Notes
An incandescent light bulb is still being used in the basement. I recommend to have it replaced with CFL or LED bulbs since these are more efficient.
Attic
Inefficient
Notes
An incandescent bulb is still used as the main light source, same as with the garage and basement. Have it replaced with CFL or LED bulbs to reduce energy costs.
Master bedroom
Efficient
Master bathroom
Efficient
Bedroom 2
Efficient
Bedroom 3
Efficient
Bathroom
Efficient
Notes
Lighting systems are mostly the recommended linear fluorescent and CFLs. Areas that aren't easily accessible by guests such as the attic and basement, however, are still utilizing incandescent light bulbs. Replace these with CFL or LED bulbs to reduce overall energy costs.
Heating, Ventilation, and Air Conditioning (HVAC)
1
50.00%
Air conditioner
Inefficient
Notes
The air conditioner in the living room is an old unit of more than 10 years old. The air filter seems to have been clogged for some time now and there are signs of compressor damage. A new air conditioner with Energy Star certification would be more efficient in this case.
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Furnace
Efficient
Notes
The air conditioner in the living room needs replacement. The air conditioner in the master bedroom is relatively new and is in good condition.
Electrical Appliances
1
91.67%
TV set
Inefficient
Notes
An old CRT TV is still used regularly in one bedroom. I would recommend to have it replaced with a LED TV since CRTs are inefficient and would cost more longterm.
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Computer CPU
Efficient
Computer monitor
Efficient
Ceiling fan
Efficient
Refrigerator
Efficient
Microwave
Efficient
Coffee maker
Efficient
Toaster
Efficient
Clothes dryer
Efficient
Dishwasher
Efficient
Iron
Efficient
Vacuum cleaner
Efficient
Notes
Most of the electrical appliances are in good condition and are relatively efficient. One bedroom still uses a CRT TV daily which should be replaced with LED to save more longterm. Responsible use of even energy efficient equipment is essential to maximize savings.
Home Composition
1
80.00%
Check for insulation and proper sealing.
Windows
Efficient
Roofing
Efficient
Attic
Inefficient
Notes
Attic is improperly insulated with fiberglass batts. Spray foam is the best option for attic insulation. I would recommend to get a professional to install closed-cell spray foam if the budget will allow. If not, open-cell spray foam is more affordable and is also effective if installed properly.
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Doors
Efficient
Walls
Efficient
Notes
Overall, the house has good insulation installed. The attic, however, is insulated poorly with fiberglass batts. Spray foam insulation should be done by a professional.
Energy Consumption Habits
4
33.33%
Are appliances and equipment turned off and unplugged when not in use?
No
Notes
Computers are kept running 24/7. Only computer monitors are turned off. TV sets, air conditioners, and microwave ovens are kept plugged in even when not in use.
Are some lights turned off in the daytime to take advantage of natural light?
Yes
Are external lights turned off during daylight hours?
Yes
Are lights turned off at the end of the day?
No
Notes
Porch, yard, and living room lights stay on even when everyone is asleep.
Are doors and windows closed when the air conditioner/heater is working?
No
Notes
Only the screen on the front door is closed which does not prevent cold from leaving the house.
Is it possible to switch to solar energy?
No
Notes
Solar panels are not within the family's budget at this time.
Notes
Unplug appliances that are not in use to maximize energy saving. Items on "standby mode" consume energy continuously. Turn off lights in unoccupied rooms and close doors and windows where cooling or heating systems are working to prevent cold or heat loss. Solar panels are expensive upfront, but can offer big savings longterm.
Findings and Recommendations
Summary Report
Overall, most of the equipment and appliances in the house are reasonably efficient. A few heavy use items, however (CRT TV, incandescent bulbs, old air conditioner) need replacement asap to save in longterm energy expenses. Insulate the attic with spray foam and have a professional install it. Observe best practices such as unplugging unused appliances and turning off lights in unoccupied rooms to reduce energy expenses.
Name and Signature of auditor
Floyd McManus
1st Mar, 2019 4:33 PM +08
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